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Is there any correlation between barometric pressure and the onset of vertigo attacks?

Is there any correlation between barometric pressure and the onset of vertigo attacks?

No: The vestibular apparatus, the nerves in the middle ear, do not change their function with changes in atmospheric pressure. However when rapid changes in pressure happen like going up in an elevator in a skyscraper or during landing in an airplane the air space in the middle ear may not readily equalize with the pressure acting on the outside of the body and cause some people to feel dizzy. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Why does barometric pressure cause pain flare-ups in people with chronic pain?

Why does barometric pressure cause pain flare-ups in people with chronic pain?

See below: Any person with chronic pain where there is inflammatory fluid produced can experience pain when this fluid expands and contracts with changes in barometric pressure which encroach on pain endings. ...Read more

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I was wondering what you do to get rid of the migraines triggered by the change in barometric pressure?

I was wondering what you do to get rid of the migraines triggered by the change in barometric pressure?

Be vigilant: This is common. Some migraineurs would make great weatherpeople; they can predict a cold front 3 days in advance without any silly Doppler radar. Mainly women, I don't know why. It helps not to wait till the headache arrives. Try treating as soon as you feel the "hovering" feeling migraineurs describe. Work out a stepwise system with multiple meds. ...Read more

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Is it possible for low barometric pressure to cause a nose bleed?

Is it possible for low barometric pressure to cause a nose bleed?

Yes: Rapid drop in barometric pressure is associated with a slightly higher incidence of nosebleeds, although the more important factor is the dryness of the air. Low relative humidity definitely increases the chances of having a nosebleed. The first things to try in cases of recurring nosebleeds involve moisturizing the nose: saline nasal spray, moisturizing nasal gel, a humidifier, etc. ...Read more

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How does barometric pressure affect the body?

How does barometric pressure affect the body?

Barometric Pressure: When we had typhoons in Japan and the barometric pressure dropped - a number of women who were late in their pregnancies went into labor. ...Read more

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Could barometric pressure affect body pain?

Could barometric pressure affect body pain?

Barometric Pressure: Changes in atmospheric pressure commonly affect joint pain.
Find out what is causing your pain and the proper therapy / exercises for it. ...Read more

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One thing that triggers my migraines is the barometric pressure (storms). How do you avoid a storm?

One thing that triggers my migraines is the barometric pressure (storms). How do you avoid a storm?

Migraines: Changes in weather, humidity, temperature, etc., have been known to trigger migraines. If you know a storm is coming, best to try and get away from its path for a while. If you can't then at least be prepared for it with enough of your medications in stock and other things that help relieve the headaches. ...Read more

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My baby is very sensitive to barometric pressure changes - what can I do?

My baby is very sensitive to barometric pressure changes - what can I do?

What do you mean?: What happens, under what circumstances, and when does it happen? Barometric pressure changes all the time. You can't do anything about that. But if you talk to your doctor about the specific symptoms she is having, maybe it can be helped. ...Read more

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What are the possible negative impact of change of barometric pressure on some people, ?

What are the possible negative impact of change of barometric pressure on some people, ?

Minor alterations: And changes in ambient barometric pressure can cause sinus pressure, "popping" and muffling of hearing. Major decreases or increases are responsible for ruptured ear drums, brain swelling, and pulmonary edema, for atmospheric change in pressure. The pressures encountered when diving are basically the same with the addition of nitrogen narcosis, and the "bends" to name a few. ...Read more

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Can symptoms of Lyme disease (and coinfections) become worse due to changes in the weather (such as change in barometric pressure)?

Can symptoms of Lyme disease (and coinfections) become worse due to changes in the weather (such as change in barometric pressure)?

Yes: Lyme disease can cause just about any symptom known to man, including sensitivity to changes in barometric pressure. Western medicine has little if anything to offer for this symptom but homeopathy and chinese medicine can help; of course proper treatment of lyme and co-infections should help too! ...Read more

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How severe the effects of change in barometric pressure and air humidity in people with minor mitral regurgitation? Does any restriction apply? Ty.

How severe the effects of change in barometric pressure and air humidity in people with minor mitral regurgitation? Does any restriction apply? Ty.

No effect: There should be no effect of changes in air pressure or humidity on mild mitral valve disease. Mild mitral insufficiency should not be affected by anything environmental. ...Read more

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Does Idiopathic intracranial hypertension become worse or better with barometric pressure change?

Does Idiopathic intracranial hypertension become worse or better with barometric pressure change?

Possible: The condition causes a fluid filled cavity inside your brain to have excess fluid. Similar to sinus pressure the fluid is effected by barometric presdure. ...Read more

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It is not a myth. Falling barometric pressure (usually indicating rain) will increase joint pain! Is it why my joints hurts? I have RA!

It is not a myth. Falling barometric pressure (usually indicating rain) will increase joint pain! Is it why my joints hurts? I have RA!

You are correct: You are correct. It is not a myth. Joseph hollander, md proved that in the early 1960s using a climate chamber. No one is sure of the exact mechanism but it may have to do with delayed ability to equalize pressure inside the joint to the outside barometric pressure as the outside pressure falls. ...Read more

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Vertigo attack (Dizzyness) twice in two days. Its worse after waking up with pressure on top of the head but gets better during the day. Any help?

Vertigo attack (Dizzyness) twice in two days. Its worse after waking up with pressure on top of the head but gets better during the day. Any help?

DontDriveTilResolved: Technically, vertigo is different than"dizziness, "and it's an important distinction. If you truly feel like you are moving or it looks like the rom is moving or both, that's vertigo (an "hallucination of motion").Feeling whoozy or unsteady or foggy is more like dizziness. These are important distinctions. Ee how it goes for a few days. If it goes away, halleluja. If not, or getting worse, find a doc ...Read more

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Can weather pressure cause vertigo?

Can weather pressure cause vertigo?

Possibly,: Especially if you have migraine headaches, changes in barometric pressure can cause headaches and vertigo. ...Read more

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Fell hit my head, having vertigo a month later pressure and nausea?

Exam: May be suffering a mild concussion. This will require eval by your Dr to determine, but usually are self-resolving. Best Wishes

Read: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001802/ ...Read more

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Will the pressure on ears flying in an airplane trigger vertigo?

Will the pressure on ears flying in an airplane trigger vertigo?

Yes: It most certainly can. It can take months to go away. This is a big reason NOT to fly or go SCUBA diving when you have a cold or allergy attack. See your family doc or ENT for treatment.

The very best of wishes for good health! ...Read more

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(Sneezed) followed by Dizziness/vertigo, pressure in my head, nausea, sweating.

Vertigo?: Did you have it just briefly after the sneeze, or do you still have it? It is not necessarily serious. You could take an antihistamine. That may help. If it is significant or persistent, you can see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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One of my pupils is bigger than the other. Have pressure on that side of the head + sinus issues and vertigo??

One of my pupils is bigger than the other. Have pressure on that side of the head + sinus issues and vertigo??

See ENT doc: Unequal pupil size—called anisocoria—may be due to abnormalities within an eye, or due to nerves going into the head from within the chest. It may also be seen in healthy people. Get the other symptoms checked by an ENT doc. ...Read more

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I have permanent pressure in ears that cause vertigo and black outs atleast ones a month is there any meds to help.

I have permanent pressure in ears that cause vertigo and black outs atleast ones a month is there any meds to help.

Seek Dr asap: There are several possible causes for chronic ear pressure with vertigo - Meniere's Disease, Eutachian Tube Dysfunction, Uncontrolled Hypertention, etc. However, the fact that you lose consciousness periodically is very concerning. See your clinician for an exam to determine what diagnostic tests (ie MRI, ECG, Rotary Chair, Tilt Table) or specialist referrals (ie, ENT) might be warranted. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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