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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
67 doctors shared insights

Food Cravings (Overview)

Food cravings means a person strongly desires to eat more of certain foods. Some women during pregnancy have cravings for particular foods.


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What causes food cravings in pregnancy?

What causes food cravings in pregnancy?

Unknown: We really don't know why some women have food cravings during pregnancy and why they may crave one thing over another. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
67 doctors shared insights

Food Cravings (Overview)

Food cravings means a person strongly desires to eat more of certain foods. Some women during pregnancy have cravings for particular foods.


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Treating Food Poisoning (Checklist)

Go to ER/call Poison Control Center for antidote for serious cases
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If you're vomiting nonstop, go to the ER
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If you have diarrhea, eat something to stop water loss
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If you have excess dehydration, go to the ER for IV fluids
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How to satisfy my unhealthy food cravings?

How to satisfy my unhealthy food cravings?

One way of going: is to get tested for food sensitivities. We often crave the very foods that we are sensitive to. Great Plains Laboratory in KS has such a test. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm getting treated for PID at the moment but my boobs and stomach is getting bigger and I've been having food cravings...Could i still be pregnant ?

I'm getting treated for PID at the moment but my boobs and stomach is getting bigger  and I've been having food cravings...Could i still be pregnant ?

Missed period?: Have you missed your period? If you are 4-5 days or more past due for your period, you may wish to do a home pregnancy test; use first morning urine and follow the directions in the package carefully. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of my food cravings in the middle of the night?

What can I do to get rid of my food cravings in the middle of the night?

Not uncommon.: Each of us goes sme unusual spells like yours.But if it persists you need to pay attention.If you are not careful it may lead to over eating and related problems.You should check up for diabetes as well. ...Read more

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What is the best way to curb food cravings, without dangerous drugs?

What is the best way to curb food cravings, without dangerous drugs?

Compl Carbs/Prot/H2O: Typically people feel overall more alive and energetic when eliminating processed foods and simple carbohydrates. Focusing on how good you feel, coupled with being sure that you are receiving enough protein and complex carbs (steel cut oats, vegetables) and water will reduce the cravings for candy/cake/cookies/ice cream/chips/soda, etc. Within 2-3 weeks. Still ups/downs though. Good luck! ...Read more

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Over the weekends. How can I stop my severe junk food cravings? Is there a pill to make me nauseas?

Over the weekends. How can I stop my severe junk food cravings? Is there a pill to make me nauseas?

No easy way out: If the junk food does not make you nauseated then you're out of luck... We doctors still hope that people will take their own health seriously, eat properly, rest, exercise and stop looking for a "miracle pill" for everything. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are food cravings hormonally triggered?

Please tell me, are food cravings hormonally triggered?

Too complex: In a pure situation, a craving might suggest a real need in your body. It would be a natural way to guide a creature toward what is good at the time. We are mostly not pure. Many cravings are emotional and have little to do with need. Hormones may play a bit of a part too, but it might be indirect - working through emotional channels. It can be a mix of many things. Best! ...Read more

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How can I prevent unhealthy food cravings?

How can I prevent unhealthy food cravings?

Tough : It may be unavoidable to crave unhealthy foods, but as much as possible try to only keep healthier options in your home so it will be less likely you will reach for the unhealthy. If you eat out, try to choose places that offer healthy options and ask the server to only tell you about those options. Try to stick to prespecified times for eating, and not to have unplanned snacks. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more