A 34-year-old female asked:
issue: throbbing headache, increased pulse upon standing from seating. / regular bp @rest 110/76. studying in cold room-- feet/hands often cold.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter answered
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Orthostatic pulse: Do you only have headache when standing? An increased pulse when coming to standing is normal; caused by blood rushing to the legs from other areas. The body compensates by raising blood pressure and heart rate so you don't faint. Very common in healthy young women to feel faint at first if standing up suddenly. A headache along with this could be due to drinking too little water, or other reason.
Answered on Oct 1, 2015
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