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Doctor insights on: Effects Of Eating Chalk Side Effects

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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

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Am craving kiwifruit so have been eating 12-14 everyday. What are the side effects of over eating kiwi fruit?

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 more

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Does eating handful of flax seeds regularly after breakfast have any side effects?

Does eating handful of flax seeds regularly after breakfast have any side effects?

May cause: Some bloating and gas, as all fiber can cause this. But may help with constipation, may even help lower cholesterol. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long does the side effects of risperdal wear off after stopping it. Especially the over eating side effect.

How long does the side effects of risperdal wear off after stopping it. Especially the over eating side effect.

It should: Wear off in a day or is, normally 50% is it of your system in 3 hours, so by a day you should be good. Even if you slowly metabolize it 90% is gone in 20 hours sony 2 days you would be fine. Hope you do well and are working with your doc in stopping the medication ...Read more

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Will decreasing mirtazipine result in side effects recurring? I.E. At 15mg sleep and eating too much was an issue. I'm currently on 45mg

Will decreasing mirtazipine result in side effects recurring? I.E. At 15mg sleep and eating too much was an issue. I'm currently on 45mg

Mirtazapine: Contrary to conventional knowledge, Mirtazapine will be more sedating at lower doses. If you reduce the dose from 45 mg to 15 mg, it is possible that you will suffer more tiredness and sedation. It is possible that the same will happen with appetite. Mirtazapine has the quality of increasing the levels of triglycerides, reaching in some cases very high levels (up to the thousands). ...Read more

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Is their any side effects of eating two wallnuts daily at moring while stomach is empty? Is they are good and have healthy benefits or not?

Is their any side effects of eating two wallnuts daily at moring while stomach is empty? Is they are good and have healthy benefits or not?

Healthy: Source of fats, fiber and other micronutrients. And two has rather few calories so you are unlikely to run into problems with taking in too many calories. That can be a problem with many healthy foods, as there is always too much of a good thing! ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to taking vitafusion multivites (gummies for adults).? I'm also eating healthy&drinking plenty of water+exercising more

Are there any side effects to taking vitafusion multivites (gummies for adults).? I'm also eating healthy&drinking plenty of water+exercising more

No need: If you are eating a healthy balanced diet, there is no need for extra vitamins. Most of these extra vitamins get excreted in your stool and urine. As far as side effects, the most common would be upset stomach. Overall, these vitamins are not going to hurt you, but you also don't need to take them. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects of eating almonds daily if I have kidney stone?

Is there any side effects of eating almonds daily if I have kidney stone?

No: If you have calcium, cystine, or triple-phosphate stones, no. If you have uric acid stones, also no, though you may have been advised to restrict your diet to keep purine intake low. Almonds aren't loaded with purines. You can probably ignore stuff about "acid / alkaline forming foods" from kidney-stone websites; stay hydrated and comply with the rest of your rx. ...Read more

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They say tuna is a good source of protein for building muscles. Is there any side effects of eating tuna everyday?

They say tuna is a good source of protein for building muscles. Is there any side effects of eating tuna everyday?

Mercury: Tuna is a large predator at the top of a feeding chain, lives long and accumulates mercury. Ok to eat tuna but mix with other, smaller fish spicies. Beans and other legumes have lots of healthy protein. Use them too. ...Read more