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Why and how is it possible for one’s lungs to burst from breath-holding against a moderate decompression?

You often hear that you should never, ever hold your breath when the ambient pressure around you is decreasing at a significant rate (for instance, during egress from a submarine ten meters down, or ...
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Will flying potentially damage my ears further?

Some Context... A couple years ago my friend shouted into my ear very loud at a concert (stupid move, but I guess he just wasn't thinking), and ever since, it has been prone to getting blocked and is ...
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Is skydiving from 4km dangerous for people who suffer from ear pain in planes?

Sometimes, specially if I have nasal congestion, because of a cold or hayfever, I have ear pain when landing. I also had problems with equalizing the one time I did scuba diving, last year. Some ...
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Can a person with a heart transplant fly safely, or should they consider an alternative form of transportation?

Could a person who had received a heart transplant move to/travel to another country (for example: From France to the United States)? The caveat being that they would have to set up another team of ...
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Can flying while an eardrum perforation due to barotrauma is healing cause further damage?

I was recently (around 6 weeks ago) on a short return flight from France. During the descent, my left eardrum ruptured when the cabin pressure equalised (which was noticed by a nurse directly ...