Home Invites Members Groups Events Careers Videos News Photos Blogs Polls Singles Forums Chat
Home > News > Post Content
 Is Constantly Craving and Chewing Ice a Sign of Anemia? (769 hits)
Possibly. Doctors use the term "pica" to describe craving and chewing substances that have no nutritional value — such as ice, clay, cornstarch or paper. Short-lived pica is very common in otherwise-healthy children. On the other hand, craving and chewing ice (pagophagia) is often associated with iron deficiency anemia.

Less commonly, other nutritional problems may cause you to crave and chew ice. And in some individuals, pica is a sign of emotional problems, such as stress, obsessive-compulsive disorder or a developmental disorder.

A thorough medical evaluation can help determine if pica is due to an underlying medical condition. If the cause of pica is an emotional or developmental issue, cognitive behavioral therapy may be helpful.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/chewing-ice/AN01278


Posted By: Jen Fad
Monday, September 24th 2012 at 1:15AM

Report obscenity | post comment
Share |
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
Bobby Womack, Legendary Soul Singer, Dies At 70
EVA MARCILLE GRANTED FULL CUSTODY OF DAUGHTER AFTER ALLEGED PHYSICAL ALTERCATION WITH KEVIN MCCALL
Marriages… Made in Heaven? Really? #22
South Carolina Panel Passes Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks Because Babies Feel Pain
Boxer Floyd Mayweather: My Fiance’ Aborted Our Twins So I Dumped Her
Where Is Flight MH370?
Human rights body tells Egypt to suspend death sentences of 529 Morsi supporters
Report Released on FLight MH370: Officials Waited 4 Hours to Launch Rescue
Forward This Article Entry!
News Home

(Advertise Here)
Who's Online
>> more | invite 
Black America Resources
100 Black Men of America
www.100blackmen.org

Black America's Political Action Committee (BAMPAC)
www.bampac.org

Black America Study
www.blackamericastudy.com

Black America Web
www.blackamericaweb.com

CNN Black In America Special
www.cnn.com/blackinamerica

NUL State of Black America Report
www.nul.org

Most Popular Bloggers
miisrael bride has logged 81092 blog subscribers!
siebra muhammad has logged 52399 blog subscribers!
harry watley has logged 43946 blog subscribers!
yaiqab saint has logged 21610 blog subscribers!
agnes levine has logged 13313 blog subscribers!
>> more | add 
Latest Jobs
Faculty Positions with MESSIAH COLLEGE in Mechanicsburg, PA.
Instructor, Physics with Portland Community College in Portland, OR.
Instructor, Math (3 positions) with Portland Community College in Portland, OR.
Assistant Professor of Research in Cloud Computing with University of Texas at San Antonio in San Antonio, TX.
Endowed Professor of Cloud Computing with University of Texas at San Antonio in San Antonio, TX.
>> more | add