The bends is another name for decompression sickness. They are the same thing.
The bends are also known as decompression sickness.
It is called "The Bends"
It is sometimes called the bends
Decompression sickness, more commonly known as "the bends", can be cured by entering a decompression chamber where the nitrogen bubbles dissolved in the blood vessels can easlily dissolve.
The deepest depth that can be dived to (on air) and saturate and then surface without getting decompression sickness in general is about 20 feet (6 meters). This is known as the Minimum Bends Depth. Any depth greater than this depth can result in decompression sickness depending on the time underwater.
Decompression sickness (DCS) is the medical condition also called divers' disease, the bends, or caisson disease.
If you wanted to know if this is true, then yes, this is the Bends.
how does decompression sickness effect the body
Decompression sickness (the Bends)
Patients with decompression sickness may develop bone necrosis
Scuba divers who surface too quickly after a deep dive are prone to decompression sickness.
get into a decompression chamber immediately
If a diver gets The Bends, they should be put into a decompression chamber.
From scuba diving? ... yes since that is what causes decompression sickness. But if your question is whether you can get DCI from just changing your gas at the surface from air (21% oxygen and 79% nitrogen) to a nitrogen enriched air (i.e. 15% oxygen and 85% nitrogen) without diving or ascending to altitude? ... then the answer would be no. The nitrogen increase is not enough to result in decompression sickness ... but you would would start feeling hypoxic from the lack of oxygen the more you lower the oxygen concentration.
It is any illness that is related to a release of pressure from the body such as barotrauma .. baro (pressure) trauma (injury). It includes decompression sickness, but it is not limited to decompression sickness. It is also not limited to diving even though that is what is mostly thought of when discussing decompression illness or DCI.
The condition where gas forms bubbles in a diver's system is known as decompression sickness, or more commonly referred to as, the bends. The only effective treatment to avoid severe pain and death is time in a decompression chamber.
dude.... same symptoms as DCS (decompression sickness or sometimes known as the bends) - go to the doctor IMMEDIATELY - do the NAVY Decompression procedures if advised... this COULD be very serious. don't mess around with it. go see a DOCTOR immediately
The less soluble the gas, the less it will contribute to decompression sickness for the given amount that is present in the body. However, different gasses enter and leave the body at different rates, so a less soluble gas like helium (less soluble, but a faster gas) can contribute more for a given period of time underwater.