Are you a traveler who loves diving? Have you ever heard about decompression sickness (DCS)? If so, this is a blog you must read, as DCS is a medical situation you never want to suffer from.
In short, DCS is a medical situation when gases dissolved within the blood and tissues are released as small bubbles of air into your blood and being transported to various organs and parts of body. This is because when you are diving, tiny nitrogen bubble are forced into you bones and tissue and forming pockets of air in it.
When you go to a much higher altitude, i.e. getting on a plane back home, under Henry’s gas law, those bubble will expand and find a way to escape. During the process, those trapped bubble will cracking you tissue and cell giving you a very painful time and if the right situation is presented, penetrating your central nervous system and even your circulatory system also.
Now you know what is DCS and the danger of it, next week, we will talk about types of DCS and how it can affect you.