Simple Answers to Medical Questions

Can Drinking A Lot of Water Cause Weight Gain or Loss?

When it comes to weight management fads, there is often misleading and conflicting reports especially on the Internet. Water consumption is one such case. In this article we look at how water consumption can affect your weight management goals. We are not focusing on fads like the 7 day water diet. Our focus is on regular and relatively normal water consumption during the course of a day, everyday. The question in most people’s minds is whether drinking a lot of water can cause you to lose weight or gain weight.

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What is Cholera? Vibrio Cholerae Bacteria Traveler’s Diarrhea

Cholera is a bacterial disease where the intestinal infection leads to profuse watery diarrhea. The cholera bacteria is spread by consuming contaminated food or water. Although diarrhea is not an uncommon symptom, cholera diarrhea is so severe that it can cause severe dehydration within a very short while. The degree of dehydration leads to complications and ultimately death if appropriate medical intervention is not forthcoming. There are vaccines for cholera prevention but it only offers immunity for short periods. Therefore vaccination is only considered when there is a risk of outbreaks.

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What Causes a Clicking Jaw and Popping Jaw Joint (TMJ)?

Movement of the joint is known as articulation and is usually a silent process. However, sometimes there may be abnormal sounds and sensations emanating from a joint during movement. One of the common such occurrences involves the jaw joint known as the temporomandibular joint or TMJ for short. This is the joint between the lower jawbone (mandible) and skull (temporal port) where articulation between the two bones occur.

Clicking of the jaw joint is a fairly common occurrence and sometimes becomes a chronic problem. Sometimes there may be resistance with a sudden pop during jaw movement. Clicking and popping are symptoms of some underlying problem of the jaw joint referred to as temporomandibular joint dysfunction.

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