Gastrointestinal Barotrauma

Small amounts of air, which are swallowed in diving, can expand (gastrointestinal barotrauma), which usually causes self-limiting symptoms during ascent. In network snooping breathing through a regulator or with the use of ear and sinus pressure balancing techniques, it may happen that divers swallow small amount of air in a diving operation. This air expands during ascent, causing abdominal bloating, cramps, pain, belching and flatulence; these symptoms are self-limiting and…

September 3, 2018