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Physiology of Decompresssion sickness FAQ
April 10th, 2018
DCS does not typically present with isolated swelling in a small joint such as a finger or toe. As in above-water activities, fingers are susceptible to a wide range of mechanical injuries in diving....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Post Decompression sickness
April 9th, 2018
It is possible that residual sensitivity arising from the decompression insult is responsible for the subsequent symptoms....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Oxygen ears FAQ
April 6th, 2018
Also known as middle-ear oxygen absorption syndrome, oxygen ear describes a gas volume imbalance in the middle ear after diving with breathing gas that has a higher oxygen fraction than air. The pheno...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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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....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Dive with orbital Implant FAQ
April 6th, 2018
DAN medics and researchers answer your questions about dive medicine.I lost one of my eyes in an accident. I have an opportunity to learn how to scuba dive, but I have heard that I would not be allowe...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Flying after pool diving FAQ
April 6th, 2018
Flying or travel to altitude after diving is a consideration for many divers...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Diving after Bariatric surgery FAQ
April 6th, 2018
DAN offers medical information and resources to allow the individual, and their medical doctor or surgeon, to make the most informed decision about diving-safety. There are a few factors to consider w...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Marine injuries FAQ
April 6th, 2018
Good medical practice benefits tremendously from mutual trust and good communication. Let the doctor examine you and ask questions, and trust him or her — no dive-specific medical knowledge is needed ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Vasovagal Syncope unpredictable FAQ
April 6th, 2018
Vasovagal syncope are brought on by basic Valsalvamanoeuvres. These are very common in diving, as they are used to equalise pressure in the middle ear during descent to depths as shallow at 5-10 feet...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Diving when in Remission
April 6th, 2018
It’s important that all divers be free from any distracting or disabling symptoms. Second, it is important that you and your physician confirm that you are not only in good health but also have good ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Diving after knee surgery FAQ
April 6th, 2018
After successful arthroscopic knee surgery the most important thing is allowing an adequate period to heal and completing rehabilitation before returning to diving....  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Nasal Decongestants FAQ
September 7th, 2017
​I'm a beginner diver, and I have difficulty equalizing my ears. I have heard that I shouldn't dive if I use nasal decongestants, but is it safe to dive if I use nasal steroids? It is very common for ...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney

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