Understanding Decompression Sickness

Decompression sickness (DCS,also called the bends or caisson disease) is the cause of insufficient decompression subsequent exposure to an increased pressure. In some instances, the sickness is mild without an instantaneous risk. In further instances, severe injury will take place; when this will happen, the faster treatment sets out, the greater the possibility for a complete recovery.

Here are the Signs and symptoms of Decompression Sickness (DCS) (No need to spin the below texts)

– Unusual fatigue

– Skin itch

– Pain in joints and/ or muscles of the arms, legs or torso

– Dizziness, vertigo, ringing in the ears

– Numbness, tingling and paralysis

– Shortness of breath

– Skin may show a blotchy rash

– Paralysis, muscle weakness

– Difficulty urinating

– Confusion, personality changes, bizarre behavior

– Amnesia, tremors

– Staggering

– Coughing up bloody, frothy sputum

– Collapse or unconsciousness