I guess I can tell you all. I am doing the prep for a colonoscopy tomorrow, tonight. I basically take this saline solution. And thru reverse osmosis, it goes right thru me.
This got me to thinking. Why is some diarrhea deadly and some not?
I am talking specifically about cholera. Cholera comes from drinking contaminated water. We don’t drink contaminated water in the United States. So we rarely get it here. But it’s still a real concern in some third world countries. And it is often deadly.
It apparently gives you severe loose stool. And then you die of dehydration, whether you drink fluids or not.
As I said, the saline solution goes right thru me. But it uses reverse osmosis. So that might be the reason why it doesn’t kill me.
Anyway, I don’t mean to get graphic. But I am prone to diarrhea. And it can be quite severe, very watery and whatnot. But I never die.
I’ve never seen someone with cholera. But I assume that there is nothing out of the ordinary about their diarrhea. Yet it often kills them. Why does kill them?
Why is some diarrhea deadly and some not, even when they are outwardly the same (or so I assume)?