Posts with the tag “dcs”
March 28th, 2020
A condition or injury that compromises the blood supply to tissues may theoretically impair inert gas uptake and elimination....
Getting Decompression Sickness while Freediving
March 27th, 2020
Over the past few years only a few cases of DCS during freediving have been reported, and they all were associated with repeated deep dives over a short time. Since there is little information, statis...
Nine factors that play a major role in a scuba diver’s dehydration
July 15th, 2019
Since blood is partially responsible for the transportation of nutrients and for gas exchange, thickened blood will affect the off-gassing of nitrogen and increase the risk of developing DCS....
The Nitrogen Saturation Myth
February 7th, 2019
Efforts to determine the origin of this misunderstanding have thus far proven unsuccessful. Similarly, there are reports of chamber operators actually propagating this myth by offering routine “nitrog...
Diving with Chemotherapy
September 6th, 2018
Returning to diving after any major health issue, including cancer, is that you should be released by your physician for full and unrestricted activity, with no limitations on mobility or lifting and ...
Return to Diving
September 5th, 2018
Conservative diving is strongly recommended to avoid a repeat DCS incident. Being conservative is a trade-off. Divers want to maximize their bottom time to get the most out of every dive, but that max...
Taravana: Fact or Falacy?
May 30th, 2018
The condition, known as “taravana” amongst pearl divers of the Tuamotus (a chain of islands and atolls in French Polynesia), has increasingly become accepted as a unique form of DCI ...
Post Decompression sickness
April 9th, 2018
It is possible that residual sensitivity arising from the decompression insult is responsible for the subsequent symptoms....
Inert gas washout FAQ
April 6th, 2018
The deeper and longer the dive, the more gas accumulates. In cases of DCS, the inert gas load exceeds the tissues’ capacity, so bubbles form....
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