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The DAN Guide to Dive Medical Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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                      The DAN Guide to Dive Medical Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)       The DAN Guide to Dive Medical Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) is compilation of questions and answers by  Divers Alert Network (DAN). Here is the table of contents: SECTION 1 - GENERAL • Mask squeeze • The scuba blues: DAN examines the possibilities behind flu-like symptoms following a dive • Hand and foot edema after a dive • To mix or not to mix: Is there a conflict with pseudoephedrine and enriched air diving? • A tangled question: Is there a connection between aluminum scuba tanks and Alzheimer’s • Post-dive symptoms • Identifying the problem: DAN offers assistance in helping the non-diving companion to determine when or if the partner needs to call DAN • Basic instincts: DAN explores a hypothetical underwater emergency using a medical perspective • The training perspective: Dealing with the injured or panicked diver at depth SECTION 2 – CARDIOVASCULAR • Cardiovascular fitness and diving • Pacemakers and diving • Vasovagal and carotid sinus syncopes SECTION 3 – DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS • Return to diving: DAN takes a look at getting back in the water after experiencing decompression illness • Diving after flying • The industry examines flying after diving • Low living, high diving: DAN discusses living at a subsea level and diving above sea level SECTION 4 – DENTAL • Dental work and diving • Realignment: DAN talks about diving with dental braces • Root canal • Toothy wisdom: DAN sinks its teeth into dental issues & diving SECTION 5 – EAR, NOSE AND THROAT • Before the pressure gets too great, equalize • The trauma of barotrauma • Unplugged: DAN examines the use of earplugs SECTION 6 – FITNESS TO DIVE • Exercise training and scuba diving • Fitness issues for divers with musculoskeletal problems • Healthy, but overweight SECTION 7 – GASTROINTESTINAL • Gastrointestinal issues SECTION 8 – HEMATOLOGY (BLOOD) • Risk of diving with hemophilia SECTION 9 – MARINE LIFE • I’ve been stung: What should I do? • Taking the sting out of jellyfish envenomations • No fish tale: If you eat fish, it’s good to know about ciguatera – before you get sick SECTION 10 – MUSCULOSKELETAL • Diving & the body systems • Lupus • Diving after bone fractures SECTION 11 – NERVOUS SYSTEM • CNS considerations in scuba diving SECTION 12 – OPHTHALMOLOGY (EYES) • High pressure ophthalmology • Eye surgery for divers • The eyes have it: Mask defoggers SECTION 13 – PSYCHOLOGICAL • Psychological issues in diving – Part I: Depression, manic depression, and drugs • Psychological issues in diving – Part II: How anxieties and phobias can affect diving • Psychological issues in diving – Part III: Schizophrenia, marijuana and alcohol use SECTION 14 – RESPIRATORY (BREATHING) • Pulmonary considerations in diving • Breathing easy • Tight squeeze: Discomfort in a diver’s lungs and windpipe can come from a number of irritating sources SECTION 15 – WOMEN’S ISSUES • DAN explores fitness and diving issues for women SECTION 16 – DECOMPRESSION ILLNESS AND SYMPTOM RECOGNITION        

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