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Pulmonary Barotrauma Diving Injury

Divers exhale during an ascent to accommodate the air that expands inside the lungs. This is the best way to avoid the hazards of pulmonary barotrauma.

This help guide explains the leading cause of pulmonary overinflation syndrome (POIS) and the common signs and symptoms of lung barotrauma injury in scuba diving and freediving.

What is Pulmonary Barotrauma Definition?

A pulmonary barotrauma in diving refers to a pressure-related injury of the lungs, such as a burst lung or over-expansion.

What Causes Pulmonary Barotrauma in Scuba or Freediving

The typical symptoms of lung overexpansion injuries in diving tend to appear immediately after the dive. Whereas, decompression sickness symptoms usually appear several hours after diving.

Pulmonary Barotrauma Symptoms

Pulmonary Barotrauma Treatment

Related Information and Help Guides

Important: The short tutorial video [4:55 seconds] presented by DAN contains safety tips for beginners about preventing barotraumas in the ears and sinuses.

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