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Why do some people get motion sickness and others don't?

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Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology

In brief: Genes

Motion sickness often runs in families.
A medical study of identical twins in india showed that both twins either got motion sickness or both twins did not get motion sickness 100% of the time. Some races, such as asians are also more prone to motion sickness. The evidence is strong, but the exact genes have not yet been isolated.

In brief: Genes

Motion sickness often runs in families.
A medical study of identical twins in india showed that both twins either got motion sickness or both twins did not get motion sickness 100% of the time. Some races, such as asians are also more prone to motion sickness. The evidence is strong, but the exact genes have not yet been isolated.
Dr. Harold Peltan
Dr. Harold Peltan
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Dr. Rodney Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Vestibular system

Some people have more sensitive vestibular system than others, amplifying perception of movement.
Others have extremely weak vestibular system, making visual and vestibular perception of movement out of balance.

In brief: Vestibular system

Some people have more sensitive vestibular system than others, amplifying perception of movement.
Others have extremely weak vestibular system, making visual and vestibular perception of movement out of balance.
Dr. Rodney Diaz
Dr. Rodney Diaz
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