In diving there are many things
that can possibly go wrong while at extreme depths. One of these
is the syndrome known as Decompression Sickness, more commonly
known as the "Bends." While at extreme depths your body
is under tremendous pressure. Under this pressure Henry's law
starts to kick in. It states that when a gas is under pressure
it is possible that can be dissolved into a liquid. So when divers
go to extreme depths nitrogen is dissolved into their blood stream.
While at these depths this nitrogen is harmless. But if a diver
comes up to the surface without pressurizing bubbles of nitrogen
will form. These bubbles will travel around the blood stream.
These bubbles if big enough can block capillaries and cause inflammation.
At the most serious of cases the bubbles can flow to the brain
and cause a stroke, or they can flow to the heart and cause a
heart attack. They only known cure for this is to repressurize