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What is this decompression sickness?

What is this decompression sickness?

Usually from diving: It is the body's response to reduction of pressure without equilibration. Usually associated with too rapid ascent from depth, it is also called caisson's disease because of the air pressure necessary to keep water excluded in contruction (e.g., deep bridge abuttments). ...Read more

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Decompression (Definition)

Decompression (surgery), a procedure used to treat spinal stenosis (in spinal decompression), carotid artery stenosis or any condition where a ...Read more


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How does decompression sickness affect the brain?

How does decompression sickness affect the brain?

Bubble brain: Literally, nitrogen 80% of air is pressured into the blood stream and embolizes to body parts the brain is more sensitive to flow interruption than muscle, and other organs. ...Read more

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Preventing Altitude Sickness (Checklist)

Drink water regularly
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Rest at new altitude to acclimate your body
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Talk to your doctor about meds to prevent altitude sickness
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How can I naturally treat decompression sickness?

I know of no : Natural remedies for acute decompression sickness. Recompression is the treatment for decompression. It is best done in a hypebraric chamber but can be done in water. ...Read more

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Managing Morning Sickness (Checklist)

Avoid an empty stomach
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Nibble on dry crackers
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Sip ginger ale or other carbonated beverages
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Keep crackers and ginger ale next to your bed
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How do I get rid of morning sickness?

How do I get rid of morning sickness?

Several ways: In pregnancy, it is often a problem to have morning sickness. I would recommend avoiding foods that can exacerbate the problem usually foods that are spicy, greasy if possible but also drinking more fluids . Natural remedies are ginger ale, ginger candies, accupressure wrist bands. Medication like zofran (ondansetron) can also be helpful as well as Meclizine otc. Check with your ob. ...Read more

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Can I prevent recurrence of thoracic outlet syndrome after having decompression surgery?

Can I prevent recurrence of thoracic outlet syndrome after having decompression surgery?

Possibly: Surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome should be a last resort, and should only be considered for severe compression of the Subclavian artery or vein or when there is loss of muscle(atrophy) and weakness in the hand. Avoid bench pressing weights or pressing weights upward above your shoulders. For detailed information on exercise rehabilitation SEE:http://bit.ly/1rWEGJq also http://bit.ly/1BRx6lO ...Read more

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What is this decompression sickness?

Usually from diving: It is the body's response to reduction of pressure without equilibration. Usually associated with too rapid ascent from depth, it is also called caisson's disease because of the air pressure necessary to keep water excluded in contruction (e.g., deep bridge abuttments). ...Read more

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