Last time, we talked about what is decompression sickness (DCS). This week, we will talk about what are the risks of DCS and how it will affect your body.
There are two types of DCS, Type I and II. If you are suffering from DCS Type I, you are lucky. You will feel pain from your joints, tissue and bones. It might be painful, but you are not in any medical danger if treated properly.
However if you are suffering from DCS Type II, you would not be able to read this anyway because your lungs, circulator and central nervous system will be impacted and if you are not treated immediately with a decompression chamber, chances are you might be dead in a few hours.
Although DCS sounds scary and terrible, you should not give up diving because of this since DCS is vary uncommon and could be prevented if you are carefully enough. Next week, we will talk about how you can prevent from DCS and what you should do if you are in one.