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Rapid descent syndrome - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   i have an important question please
Doctor :  
plz proceed
User :   when swimming in the deep end of a pool is it possible to rupture ear drum in a normal 50m pool?
User :   if swimming towards the bottom in the deep end
Doctor :  
the possibility is there but it is very unlikely in normal individuals
User :   does the ear equalise itself if the human does not
User :   attempt to try to equalise when needed
Doctor :  
the pressure on either side of ear drum do equalises
Doctor :   it has inherent mechanism
Doctor :  
but if the adjusting mechanism fails
User :   i went all dizzy i am not in pain but I need lose my balance for a short time, i was going down a little faster than usual
User :   need = did
Doctor :   ok
User :   i was getting bit of a headache and went a little dizzy, what's the headache?
User :   i do have a bit of a cold
Doctor :   this is a complex process

Doctor :  
the body adjusting itself to the pressure under the water
Doctor :   when some body ascends or descends

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