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Eating Ice Cubes Iron Deficiency
I eat ice a lot.Doctor said that i have low red blood counts. Can i just keep on eating ice but take supplement for iron deficiency? Would that works?
Enjoy your ice: People who are iron-deficient tend to like to eat ice. I was skeptical until I discovered myself developing a sudden fondness for ice-eating, checked my labs and found that over-zealous blood bank deposits had depleted me. You need to take your iron supplements and you need to find out why you're iron deficient. Best wishes. ...Read more
I eat ice a lot. Could that be a sign of iron deficiency? I don't crave ice but I could eat ice all the time.
I love to chew on ice, in fact I eat it like it's going out of business (lol) does this mean I have an iron deficiency?
Can someone die from sever iron deficiency/anemia? Specifically in the case if an eating disorder?
Absolutely: Severe anemia from any cause can throw you into congestive heart failure and then pneumonia. Iron deficiency has many causes, including fad / politically correct diets, but also bleeding from some source that will need to be discovered. And being anemic is miserable in itself, preventing you from working and playing to capacity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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