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Have high bp, can I sky dive?

Have high bp, can I sky dive?

Blood pressure: If you have well controlled BP and are otherwise normal, sky diving is reasonable. ...Read more

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How can you scuba dive safely?

How can you scuba dive safely?

Diving: First - get medically cleared before learning to dive. Second- become trained through a recognized course. Third- don't dive when you are sick. Fourth - Use your dive tables and don't hot dog. Fifth - I try not to screw around with marine organisms that could hurt me. ...Read more

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Can i take mypradol and scuba dive?

Can i take mypradol and scuba dive?

Caution is advised: Mypradol contains 3 medications--ibuprofen, Acetaminophen (tylenol), and Codeine and this is often used to treat pain such as those just had surgery etc... Codeine can cause drowsiness and thus impair your judgement. If you not having any side effects and just casual scuba should be ok. Like all med, use smallest effective dose and for shortest time period possible. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm using flomist. Can i scuba dive using nitrox?

I'm using flomist.  Can i scuba dive using nitrox?

Flomist is not sold: In the us. If it is fluticasone nasal spray for nasal allergy sxs - that suggests you may have nasal congestion which might impede your ability to clear your ears. If you have fluticasone systemic med for treatment of asthma that can be a serious problem when diving. Encourage you to see an undersea medicine physician to go over your health issues ; to determine if you are safe to dive. ...Read more

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What happens if you scuba dive and rise too quickly?

What happens if you scuba dive and rise too quickly?

Several things...: As dr. Ekizian noted, dcs is a serious problem that can be caused by ascending too fast. In addition, if you don't exhale fast enough while rising, you are at risk for lung damage from too much pressure. This can lead to a collapsed lung and/or air entering your bloodstream and causing an arterial gas embolism (age). Age, which can block blood flow to the brain, is very serious and can be fatal. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: scuba diving?

What is the definition or description of: scuba diving?

See below: Scuba stands for self contained underwater breathing apparatus when one used scuba equipment and dives one will take a tank with them that eliminates the need to keep returning to the surface this will allow one to stay submerged for up to an hr and perform underwater exploration or work for prolonged periods. ...Read more

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Why do people exhale before surface diving into a lake or swimming pool?

Why do people exhale before surface diving into a lake or swimming pool?

I don't know why: People would exhale prior to breaking into the water. There are people who hyperventilate to extend breath hold capacity. This isn't safe as it can cause one to blackout underwater. ...Read more

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What are long term effects of diving onto the floor or sand in volleyball?

In competitive : Volleyball , you may be required to try to save every ball that comes your way. This is why it is imperative that you wear good quality knee pads. Abrading skin off knees is very common in both sand ; standard volleyball. It is also very important to learn ; to practice good technique. ...Read more

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Why do you exhale before you do a surface dive in a lake or a swimming pool?

Why do you exhale before you do a surface dive in a lake or a swimming pool?

Exhaling?: I am not familiar with this. However, hyperventilation is sometimes done to extend underwater breath hold time. It can cause "Shallow water blackout" (loss of consciousness). Hyperventilation & subsequent underwater blackouts may lead to death. ...Read more

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I'm looking into commercial diving. Would it be ok to dive while taking lamical?

I'm looking into commercial diving.  Would it be ok to dive while taking lamical?

Almost certainly not: No scuba certification required. You must graduate from a commercial dive school. The association of diving contractors international (adci) is the main organization for commercial-diving medical requirements in the us. Lamictal can be used for epilepsy, bipolar d/o, and other psych conditions. All are disqualifying by adci neuropsych standards. Check adci's website for complete requirements. ...Read more

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