I experience extreme coldness in the back and left side of my skull. Does anyone know what could be wrong?
Hello, I am an 18-year-old male. My BMI is normal. Whenever I stand up from laying down, sitting, crouching, or kneeling I experience extreme coldness in the back and left side of my skull. I also become disoriented and confused, and cannot speak for up to two minutes. Also, my vision goes completely black for up to a minute and I lose muscle control. Oftentimes I will stand up and have to stay put for a minute until I can move again or I almost fall over. Does anyone know what could be wrong?
@hillel-0 Hello, it seems that you are suffering from Orthostatic Hypotension. Orthostatic hypotension occurs when a person rises to a standing position from a lying or sitting position and is a result of falling blood pressure of 20 mm Hg systolic or 10 mm Hg diastolic with or without an increase in pulse rate. The symptoms typically include dizziness, light-headedness, temporary blindness, body dissociation, extremity tingling, or even fainting. These symptoms are a result of insufficient blood flow to the brain. The most common causes of orthostatic hypotension are Dehydration, Heart problems, Endocrine problems, and Nervous system disorders. It is not uncommon for people your age to suffer from orthostatic hypotension especially if you are in a growth spurt. However, you should be evaluated by your primary doctor to see if there are any medical conditions contributing to your orthostatic hypotension. Thanks!