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

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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Latisha Smith
Dr. Latisha Smith
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Dr. Patrick Melder
If there is a history of an endolymphatic fistula.. pressure changes could cause dizziness.
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

Barometric pressure can directly affect the pressure in the middle ear which can then trigger vertigo attacks.

In brief: Yes

Barometric pressure can directly affect the pressure in the middle ear which can then trigger vertigo attacks.
Dr. Afshine Emrani
Dr. Afshine Emrani
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