Wilderness: Gastric Squeeze Topic Guide
Scuba Diving: Gastric Squeeze: Gastric squeeze is sometimes suffered by scuba divers when gas pressure builds up painfully in the gastro-intestinal tract, causing belching and flatulence. Medical intervention is rarely required, but severe cases of gastric squeeze can cause a gut rupture.
Scuba Diving: Decompression Illness Decompression illness is a serious condtion that usually follows improper rapid changes in atmospheric pressure, such as with scuba diving. This serious condition, classified in two types, can affect muscles, skin, lymphatics, brain, ears, and lungs.