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Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can yoga help with gas consumption? And can you have an allergic reaction to the cold?

Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can yoga help with gas consumption? And can you have...

Q: I’m getting fed up with my dive club making jokes about how bad my gas consumption is. I admit I’m not the slimmest...
Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Is it safe to scuba dive if you suffer from ME?

Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Is it safe to scuba dive if you suffer from...

Q: Hi there, I am an avid diver and I have been diagnosed with ME. As little is known about ME I need to...
Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can you dive after using Sudafed?

Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can you dive after using Sudafed?

Q: I have just returned from a trip to Mexico, where one of our group had some sinus congestion at the beginning of the...
Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can you dive with childhood asthma?

Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can you dive with childhood asthma?

Q: My ten-year old daughter Lucy has asthma, which she’s had since birth. In her first few winters it was quite severe and she...
Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can you go hang-gliding after a dive?

Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can you go hang-gliding after a dive?

Q: I’ve been diving for 30-odd years and was a smoker until five years ago (I’m now 48). Unfortunately I think I left giving...
Scuba Diver Q&A: Can orbital floor fractures and eye floaters stop you from diving?

Scuba Diver Q&A: Can orbital floor fractures and eye floaters stop you from diving?

Q: I have suffered an orbital floor fracture whilst playing rugby. My doctor has instructed me not to blow my nose due to subcutaneous...
Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can You Scuba Dive After Suffering From a Collapsed Lung?

Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can You Scuba Dive After Suffering From a Collapsed Lung?

Q: Over 22 years ago, when I was 19, I had a spontaneous bilateral pneumothorax. This was not related to any illness or defect,...