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Craving Weird Food Combinations
Usually not: The most common cause of anemia is iron deficiency usually from chronic blood loss (heavy menstrual periods in women or unsuspected bleeding from the stomach or colon). Iron deficiency seems to induce a craving in the diet for something that resembles metallic qualities of iron (hardness, taste or color) - ice cubes or chips, hard candy, or even inedible things like dirt. This is called pica. ...Read more
Many people have it.: Many pregnant women have this --quite common actually. We don't truly understand why, but possibly because of the rapid hormonal changes associated with pregnancy. Some become somewhat anemic and thus can crave/chew ice etc... So, ask around...I am sure there are many women around your neighborhood.... Good luck on your pregnacy, if you are... ...Read more
Wife nauseous w/ food aversions. Crave lean meat, salty food, and choc. No chkn,pork,fish. Headache/Nausea leaves w/ right food. PregTest=No,whats up?
Choline in sweat: Our sweat glands do secrete chemicals found in our diet. Specifically choline which is associated with body odor is found in cooking ingredients like basil, garlic, chile, canned tomato products, various cereal and wheat bran products most of which are pizza ingredients and some bread products. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No : Many poisons are alkaloids and taste bitter. However there is no direct correlation between sweetness and toxicity. ...Read more
Dizzy, lack of appetite, weight loss, metallic taste.All food taste revolting including water. I can't eat , it's been about 4 months like this.
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I have food cravings.Midnight,upset or feeling down and boredom cravings.Chips and jellies are preferable,otherwise anything available.I'm overweight?
Am craving kiwifruit so have been eating 12-14 everyday. What are the side effects of over eating kiwi fruit?
You're having them..: Diarrhea and loose stools. They are mostly sugar, with a little fat and a little protein, so it FEELS like you can live on them. But they are WAY more fiber than most people are used to eating, aside from the very health-conscious. So it's like a massive colon cleansing. In the long run, though, If you literally LIVED on them, you could become toxic on some vitamins, deficient in others, get sick. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All kinds of things: It could mean you're pregnant or dehydrated or that you're addicted to salty snacks. It could mean you have a mineral deficiency or an electrolyte of balance. Or maybe you've been trying to cut back and old habits die hard! ...Read more
Girlfriend hardly eats. No appetite, nausea and food tastes bad. Has fever. Tried bananas, bread, easy foods, hard to stomach. Body trembles. Cause?
Have intense food cravings at times.Is it true that specific cravings indicate vitamin/nutrient deficiencies?
They sure can.: These may be the best signals to you of what your body needs. And, although in an ideal world w/out monster ads hawking junk food, it would be more trustworthy - we may have to do a bit of self-discipline. A craving for candy is not a healthy cry from a sugar deficiency, right? But yes, overall, you're on track. Be moderate and learn about nutrition from a good source. Then, be moderate. Best 2U! ...Read more
A few reasons: Halitosis (bad breath) after certain foods or drinks occurs for several reasons. Chemicals from some foods/drinks diffuse into the flesh in the mouth and throat. These chemicals (odors) keep coming out into the breath for many hours. Some foods/drinks cause odors when in the stomach. Stomach odors will come up through burps, and even without noticeable burps. Some substances stick to the teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All smells weither it be roses or food all smells the same (disgusting smell) same with foods i eat that same smell and taste on everything. Cant eat.
I recently started taking topamax (topiramate) , soda and chocolate taste funny . Soda taste flat and chocolate taste bitter. Is this a side effect?
Topamax (topiramate) & Dysgeusia: Dysgeusia or distortion taste is a common side effect of topiramate (topomax). It may be more noticeable if topomax is started at a higher dose or if titrated upwards too quickly. This side effect often improves after a few weeks & subsides with cessation of the medication. Can expect some weight loss as well. ...Read more
Clindamycin script ended week ago.Now certain food tastes/smell chemicals.(ammonia)perfume smells terrible. Foods are peanut butter soda some meat.Is this normal or reason for concern? Seems smell rel
Some antibiotics: can temporarily alter the sense of SMELL which is ESSENTIAL for perception of TASTE! Hopefully this will be TEMPORARY. If this lasts for another WEEK ask your Primary Care Provider for a referral to a Board Certified NEUROLOGIST! Hope this helps! Good Luck! BE WELL Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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