Decompression Syndromes: The Bends Topic Guide
Decompression Syndromes: The Bends: The bends, or decompression sickness occur when nitrogen bubbles expand in the bloodstream and tissues when a scuba diver surfaces too fast. Treatment for the bends is done in a recompression chamber.
Abdominal Pain (Adults) Abdominal pain in adults can range from a mild stomach ache to severe pain. Examples of causes of abdominal pain in adults include appendicitis, gallbladder disease, gastric ulcers, pancreatitis, heart attack, kidney stones, diverticulitis, shingles, spider bites, and more. Information about when to seek medical care for abdominal pain is also provided.