1 doctor weighed in:

How can you get decompression sickness?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Heidi Fowler
pre-breath oxygen & in caisson workers.
Read more answers from doctors