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I have a craving to eat hookah charcoals. Are there any long term side effects? I am not anemic, and take vitamins so I do not think it is pica.

I have a craving to eat hookah charcoals. Are there any long term side effects? I am not anemic, and take vitamins so I do not think it is pica.

Don't eat non-edible: I cannot imagine that eating charcoal is not somehow harmful. Generally an urge to consume non-edible substances is pica regardless of vitamins or anemia. You should consult with a psychiatrist as soon as possible. ...Read more

Pica (Definition)

An abnormal appetite or craving for substances that are not fit to eat. Such as chalk, clay or dirt. Pica ...Read more


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Hi there, am I right when I say you can become ill or have a slight fevor or high temperature when eating chalk? Thanks.

Hi there, am I right when I say you can become ill or have a slight fevor or high temperature when eating chalk? Thanks.

UNANSWERABLE: I do not believe that the science of eating chalk is included in any medical school curriculum. I cannot imagine though what eating chalk has to do with any kind of fever. Fever seems the least likely consequence of eating chalk. ...Read more

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Is eating chalk is harmful?? im worried for my future that eating chalk can affect on my pregnancy??

Is eating chalk is harmful?? im worried for my future that eating chalk can affect on my pregnancy??

YES: This is called PICA- a form of eating and behavioral disorder. Please seek medical and psychological consultation. ...Read more

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I have craving for eating chalk?? Is it harmful for me??? what are the reaons for eating chalk?? and If possible can I get rid of it?

I have craving for eating chalk?? Is it harmful for me??? what are the reaons for eating chalk?? and If possible can I get rid of it?

You need medical: Eval to determine the reason for what is likely Pica. You may have vitamin/mineral/ nutrient deficiency or it could be a mental health issues. ...Read more

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I have a recent addiction to eating chalk. Why is this and what is the reason and how to treat it?

I have a recent addiction to eating chalk. Why is this and what is the reason and how to treat it?

Pica: Pica occurs when a person repetitively eats substances which usually provide no nutritional value. Recommend evaluation by your physician as rarely the pica is driven by a nutritional deficet. Once, this is evaluated, work with a therapist is usually beneficial. Take care. ...Read more

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I was wondering is eating chalk the same thing as eating tums (calcium carbonate)?

I was wondering is eating chalk the same thing as eating tums (calcium carbonate)?

Chalk vs Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums (Calcium Carbonate) can help reduce symptoms from indigestion, stomach upset & heart burn. Chalk is a form of Calcium Carbonate that is primarily use as paper filler. I don't recommend eating chalk. ...Read more

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Side effects of eating too much coconut?

Side effects of eating too much coconut?

Coconut: Coconut has a high fat/cholesterol content. Firstly bloating is quite common and in many people it produces diarrhea. Another not so obvious one is a rise in your cholesterol level in the blood. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of eating a lot of ginger?

What are the side effects of eating a lot of ginger?

Side effects are not: Common w ginger. However doses > 10, 000 mg (fresh) or > 4, 000 mg (powdered) are not recommended long-term. Allergic reactions are rare but can include swelling of mouth, tongue, face, throat;rash, itching, hives, difficulty breathing ; chest tightness. It may cause heartburn, bloating, gas, belching, diarrhea ; bad taste. It may effect blood clotting -so consult dr about use w anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects of eating garlic pickle daily?

Is there any side effects of eating garlic pickle daily?

No!: Garlic is good, it lowers your cholesterol! Some people may have some heart burn with it...Otherwise there is no side effects. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of not eating for hours and hours?

What are the side effects of not eating for hours and hours?

Hypoglycemia: Could become hypoglycemic and feel weak. After prolonged lack of calories - can go into starvation mode with decrease in metabolic rate. Starving yourself is not a good idea. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of not eating? How long can you go with out eating till it's a real problem?

What are the side effects of not eating? How long can you go with out eating till it's a real problem?

Being hungry: Biggest side effect is not feeling well and being hungry. Food is essential to life. If fast is complete it is not wise to go beyond a few days although some routinely do this. Prolonged or repeated fasting leads to a very skinny and gaunt look. Anyone who does this might be considered to have a real problem. ...Read more

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Side effects from eating too many peanuts?

Weight Gain: A 1 ounce serving of peanuts has 166 calories & 14 grams of fat. ...Read more

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Eating raw rice is any side effects on kidney?

Eating raw rice is any side effects on kidney?

No: Eating raw rice does not cause kidney stones, despite what is sometimes found on the Internet. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me common side effects of eating disorders?

Can you tell me common side effects of eating disorders?

There are multiple: Negative side effects to eating disorders: weight loss and gain, dental problem, heart conditions, low self esteem, dystrophic body image, social isolation, shame, depression, death from starvation, men's traction interruption to name just a few. If you or someone you care about seems to have an eating disorder, get them help sometimes the symptoms cannot b turned around and leave permanent damage. ...Read more

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Is there any advantages or side effects of eating black pepper?

Health benefits: Black pepper contains vitamins c& k, iron, potassium & fiber. Although more studies are needed it has been used to aid digestion (constipation, loose stools & gas). It is useful to reduce congestion occuring w colds or the flu. It has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory effects & promotes bioavailability for other nutrients. ...Read more

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Can there be any advantages or side effects of eating black pepper?

Eating black pepper: Can be beneficial to your health. Black pepper contains vitamins c& k, iron, potassium & fiber. Although more studies are needed it has been used to aid digestion (constipation, loose stools & gas). It is useful to reduce congestion occurring w colds or the flu. It has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory effects & promotes bio-availability for other nutrients. Eat in moderation. ...Read more