Do you know people eat sand, rocks, iceblocks, hair, glass, stones, plastics etc?
This is a mental health condition called PICA!
Pica is an eating disorder characterized by eating of non nutritional substances.
Common in pregnant women. Find out more👇🏽
For some, they say it helps reduces their nausea and excessive spitting.
For others, they just love the smell and the craving can’t be explained. However, medical research has linked...👇🏽
In pregnancy, women undergo what we call haemodilution (blood dilution). In basic terms, a lot of fluid retention happens in the body, going ahead to dilute the blood concentration.
Meaning, it is a body induced Anaemia that can be expected in that condition. If not well managed, the woman can tip into severe Anaemia in pregnancy.
When Iron deficiency anaemia sets in... the craving for ice or earth starts, This has largely been based on the bulk nutrient composition of geophagic materials, which contain...👇🏽
It can also cause in addition to malnutrition, constipation, worm infestation and other health challenges which will ultimately...👇🏽
Common in sickle cell Anaemia too