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Scuba Diving Saved My Life

“You smoked four packs of cigarettes a day?” “Yes.” “Four?” “I said yes.” “Three belts of scotch and fatty shortribs for lunch?” “That’s right.” That was forty years ago. I don’t think I could have entered my ninth decade without…

Swallowing Air While Diving

(Q) Hello DocVikingo, I tend to swallow air while diving and get gas with cramping and belching upon ascent. This is very unpleasant. Anything I can do?  Thanks. t-d-g. (A) Hi t-d-g, Swallowing air during a dive, called aerophagia, is…