This Q&A from the NYTimes explains how low barometric pressure causes a pressure difference between the outside atmosphere and the spaces in sinuses or joints.
In this article from the SFGate, it isn't just barometric pressure, but humidity that can affect a patient's symptoms.
"Dr. David Curtis, a San Francisco rheumatologist, said he hears of weather-related pain from "25 to 50 percent of my osteoarthritis patients." Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, causes joint pain as people age or repetitively stress individual joints."
The weather channel has a terrible click-bait article that I will not direct you toward, because you have better things to do with your life, but I do want to include a quote:
"When atmospheric pressure decreases, your blood pressure drops, biometeorologist Jennifer Vanos, P.h.D., said in an interview with weather.com. Low temps cause your blood vessels to narrow, meaning on the whole, blood pressure is lower in the summer."
Which seems to be refuted by this science abstract -
So, the jury remains out, mostly due to the inability to control variables in experiments related to weather and symptoms. What about you? Do you experience aches, pains, and migraines when the weather changes?
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