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Insufficient Blood Circulation
Always a symptom of an underlying condition, insufficient blood circulation is defined as decreased blood flow, resulting in undernourishment of body tissues and build-up of cellular waste products. The pooling of blood in extremities, insufficient Vitamin C (causing weakened blood vessels), Hypertension, Shock, a weak heart, malnutrition, or Atherosclerosis can cause this condition.
If the affected blood vessels supply the heart, Coronary Heart Disease could result, leading to heart failure.
Symptoms of insufficient blood circulation include dizziness, pale Skin, rapid and weak breathing, faintness, and a rapid pulse, among others.
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