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A 56-year-old female asked:

If eating ice a lot is a sign or symptom of anemia & my labs are negative why do i crave or want ice?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Symptoms vs. Causes: Simple question, no simple answer. As complex embodied souls attached to a mind, fragile brain+body, variations in behavior are extremely common. Medicine is empiric more than scientific. While physicians often rely on symptoms as possible clues (where people seem to behave more similarly than differently), the relationship is complex & in most cases poorly understood, if at all & very individual.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Very nicely put
Dec 22, 2014

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