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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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How can you get decompression sickness?

How can you get decompression sickness?

DCS: Decompression sickness (dcs) is also called the bends. When a diver descends in the water- pressure increases. As the diver ascends there is less pressure which allows dissolved gas to form bubbles in body tissues. This can cause a variety of different symptoms ; in some cases can lead to death. It could also occur in an unpressurized aircraft going to high altitude, if a halo parachutist does not. ...Read more

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Is it easy to get decompression sickness?

Is it easy to get 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). If the pressure high and suddenly reduced, yes. If one does not adhere to dive tables or if one is frightened or distracted. ...Read more

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Could you pick up decompression sickness from a bath?

Could you pick up decompression sickness from a bath?

No: This requires serious pressure changes (scuba diving, working underwater in a pressurized environment.). ...Read more

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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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How do you get over decompression sickness?

How do you get over 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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Can you get decompression sickness from a tank?

Can you get decompression sickness from a tank?

Maybe: From a pressurized wet tank - but the people operating the tank pressures would have to be really screwing it up - for this to occur. I should note - I am not talking about the tall wet tanks that are used to teach underwater welding or diving. I guess if you were underwater long enough - it could occur w one of these. ...Read more

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Why do divers call decompression sickness "the bends"?

They bend over: Because when dcs was discovered in the 19th century, the patients suffering from it would arch their backs in pain which resembled a then, popular dance maneuver, the "grecian bend." funny how medical terms originate. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is decompression sickness?

DCS: Decompression sickness (dcs) is also called the bends. When a diver descends in the water- pressure increases. As the diver ascends there is less pressure which allows dissolved gas to form bubbles in body tissues. This can cause a variety of different symptoms ; in some cases can lead to death. It could also occur in an unpressurized aircraft going to high altitude, if a halo parachutist does not. ...Read more

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What are reasons why symptoms of decompression sickness are often delayed?

Bends: If one doesn't ascend from depth (scuba diving) in a prescribed manner bubbles of nitrogen are trapped in the joints, soft tissues and arterioles causing pain symptoms. One then needs to undergo time in a decompression chamber where they take you down to depth and bring to sea level more slowly. Ask your PMD for referral to a dive specialist ASAP, if left untreated can have lasting ramifications ...Read more

Decompression (Definition)

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