Travel by plane- medical aspects. On the plane there is a pressure of 0.8 bar, such as the height of 2000 meters. Reduced pressure causes expansion of air in the spaces of the body. This may result in abdominal pain, ear pain and symptoms of hypoxia.
Ear pain is the result of problems with pressure equalization in the middle ear through the Eustachian tube. Compensation pressure in the middle ear help yawning, drinking and swallowing liquids, possibly a trial Valsavy (carefully).
In conditions of low pressure also reveal signs of DCS (decompression sickness). Observe the break after repeated dives. Break before a flight, check the decompression tables or read from your dive computer. Another problem for long flights may be thrombosis (called Economy Class Syndrome) Read more: Travel by air- thrombosis (Economy Class Syndrome) and a team of temporary debt. Read more: Temporary debt Syndrome