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How does IEDCS affect men differently than women?

Men get inner ear decompression sickness more often than women because men are more likely to scuba dive. Scuba diving is the chief cause of inner ear decompression sickness. The condition occurs when gas bubbles form in the inner ear during ascent from a deep dive.

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