Dr Brodsky, PHD, Dr Alex Brill discussed on Scuba Shack Radio


Think one thing we can all agree on. Is that every day we get one day older older in as we get older. I guess two questions become. Is it still safe to dive as we age in. Just what is that safe aged to dive in. What age should you stop diving. What's a hard question to <hes> to actually answer. There is a chapter after the complete diver the book by dr alex brill ski the chapter is titled as young as you feel diving in the effects of aging kind of find it funny that the chapter comes right after the chapter that's titled <hes> the next generation of what you need to know about your your kids in diving so <hes> dr brodsky talks a little bit about <hes> <hes> aging the fact that we talk about chronological age age versus physiological age in areas of difference <hes>. There's a lot of information that he puts in into this chapter. <hes> it's jam-packed packed talks about what's happening at the cellular level as we age how fitness effects are performance <hes> the difference difference how diseases might impact us in injuries. I think the big one that's out there is the idea around heart disease in the fact that ten percent of dive <unk> fatalities are <hes> are attributed to to heart disease now <hes> the the the chapter references a study that was conducted by by the duke university medical center and was published in the journal of applied. I physiology in february of two thousand and three that <hes> i i looked at that article up in their journal. Archives is in the article is actually titled effects of age and exercise on physiological dead space during simulated it dives at two point eight atmospheres absolute so essentially what they did is they took people into the hyperbaric chamber and simulated related dives up to sixty feet and they had a control group of younger divers and an older divers and what they found is that the the the c o two of that was built up was not any significantly different <hes> in the younger divers versus versus the older divers so aged in seem to have <hes> an impact there then there's also talks about our older divers riders more suspect to <hes> DCSS in thought behind that are that <hes> older divers produce more <hes> <hes> bubbles <hes> that can conform in in your tissue <hes> that will actually impact your <hes> <hes> your susceptibility to getting DC s and it really turns out to be <hes> just the age as we age. Our bodies have gone through a locked scar tissue. There's injuries and it takes a long time for an older body to <hes> to recover based on the the cell production coaching and things like that so it really interesting <hes> chapter in dr brodsky's book on aging in and how it affects diving then there was also an article in the one of the alert diver magazines from the summer of two thousand eighteen last year called hog scuba diving in life expectancy and he talked a little bit about well does scuba diving help you extend your life and it was kind of interesting little discussion there that that <hes> <hes> peter buzzer caught had with a couple of different <hes>. PHD's he's on on the effects of diving and how it impacts us <hes> as we grow older in reference to an idea around having two identical twins ends may be having one diver in one not be a diver and see what the effects are as they aged and hypothetical but they thought <hes> wow that that would be interesting to see if <hes> if diving actually makes us live longer. Let's hope so keep diving.

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