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Diving While Pregnant
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
See below: For ethical reasons, this is an area with little human research. Animal studies of hyperbaric exposure revealed the following impacts on fetal development: low birth weights; fetal abortions & premature deliveries; malformations of skull & limbs; amniotic fluid bubbles & blindness as well as cardiac and circulatory problems. There is a higher risk of birth defects in women who dive. ...Read more
Don't do it!: Pregnancy and scuba diving do not belong in the same sentence! There is no reason to place yourself and your fetus in harms way when you can safely pursue this underwater hobby after your pregnancy. Swimming, stationary bike and brisk walking (including treadmill) are appropriate exercise options for pregnant women. Don't overdo it on those either - just 30-40 minutes 3-4 times weekly is plenty! ...Read more
Dangerous to fetus.: This would put the fetus at an unnecessary risk. ...Read more
Sure!: I would only recommend avoiding high velocity water impact feet-first, as it may force water into your vagina and increase complication risks. Unless your obstetrician has told you otherwise, swimming is safe throughout pregnancy within reason (i.e. In moderation, in clean pools or oceans/lakes). Enjoy! ...Read more
I had a messed up period and I have the signs if pregnancy but Alli the test have came back negative I haven't dive a blood test though?
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
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
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
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
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
No known Problems: There aren't any known retinal problems that you should expect to experience from this. ...Read more
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
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
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
Epinewton is used by divers for sea sickness, what dosage should I use and how long before a dive?
Unproven: There are many drugs reported to work for motion sickness. Most work a little bit but have significant side effects including drowsiness, etc. Epanautin (phenytoin) is an anti-eplepsy medication which can make you sleepy. There are no controlled studies, to my knowledge, showing that it works. You need to be careful about taking medication when diving as side effects can be confused with the bends. ...Read more
Pain in back for 2weeks after diving into swimming pool. Will this heal on its own? When should I seek urgent medical attention?
Back sprain...: It sounds like you may had suffered a back sprain while you were diving. This usually heals after a few days. In the worse case scenario may take few weeks. In order to help a faster relief use ice in the affected area for 15-20 mins three times a day. You may also try anti-inflammatory meds if you are not allergic like for example ibuprofen. If not better follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
What to do if I am going to a beach and will also be doing scuba diving and snorkelling, is there anything I should be aware of?
Follow dive tables: Always dive with a buddy. Ensure that your equipment is in good working order before diving. Check your tank for air. Having been a navy diver ; having dove with some really wild guys - this is my big recommendation: don't screw around with marine wildlife. ...Read more
Kidney that was operated and has some stones is already quite of a problem. Can the kidney shrink in size as a result of diving underwater?
Increased: Atmospheric pressure from diving should not shrink kidneys. ...Read more
Should I be concernded that its hurts to cough after a volleyball dive? I dove for a ball and landed on my right side and now it hurts to cough
Taking: Taking a fall on the volley ball court and landing on your chest with subsequent painful coughing leads me to think of 2 possible injuries. The first is a muscle contusion. When you strike a muscle hard enough it becomes injured. The nerve impulses in this area fire when there is a repeated trauma, ie a cough to the area. An intercostal muscle (between the ribs) is often the concern. The second concern if the trauma was violent enough could be a fractured rib. This usually causes pain just with the simple act of breathing. If this continues, and/or there are other symptoms such as coughing up blood or shortness of breath, you should see your doctor right away. ...Read more
Why?: At ur age u could tolerate it, but as 1 ages ur heart may not react well ; there can b serious consequences. ...Read more
If someone dive off the board and you saw it while you were swimming on your back, is it kind of hard for them to hit you since you can turn and such?
Yes: Yes. You could move in time. Just depends on how close they are to you. ...Read more
See your doctor: If not in treatment for depression already, please see your doctor for evaluation -- to make sure you're physically healthy. Reach out to others you trust. Exercise regularly, get out of the house, and eat healthily. Sometimes conversations and activities with others can lighten your mood. Get consistent sleep. Avoid alcohol. Psychiatrists ; psychologists are available to help you also. ...Read more