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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is a condition where there is weakness in the wall of a blood vessel. A clot can form in the vessel as the vessel widens or expands. An artery with an aneurysm can ...Read more


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What is the cause of pica?

What is the cause of pica?

Anemia, other: People who compulsively eat substances that are not meant to be food may have iron deficiency anemia. Examples include ice and dirt. This can go along with a sense of tiredness, shortness of breath with exertion, and pale skin. ...Read more

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How to treat for pica?

How to treat for pica?

See below: Treatment should address any missing nutrients or other medical problems, such as lead exposure. Rx involves behavioral, environmental, & family educational approaches. Other treatments include associating the pica behavior with bad consequences or punishment (mild aversion therapy) followed by positive reinforcement for eating the right foods.Medications may help reduce abnormal eating behaviors. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of consuming objects in pica patients?

What are the dangers of consuming objects in pica patients?

Toxicity: You may harm yourself with nonfood items you are strongly motivated to ingest. Additionally, these nonfood items may be toxic to your body and do not help the underlying disorder. ...Read more

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What is autism/pica?

What is autism/pica?

Unrelated: Autism is a disorder characterized by impaired impaired social interaction and communicatoin and odd behaviors. Pica is a phenomenon of eating non-food items regularly, e.g., dirt or paint chips. The latter can occur with autism, but it is not a specific characteristic of that disorder. ...Read more

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What treatments can I give for a child that has pica?

Ask your doctor: If your child has already been diagnosed with a vitamin or mineral deficiency or other disorder, the pica will resolve when the underlying condition is treated. Pica is a symptom of a medical problem, so if you see the symptom but do not know the reason your child is eating nonfood substances, you should take them to their pediatrician asap. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pica and it is affecting my digestive system?

What to do if I have pica and it is affecting my digestive system?

Complex Problem: Pica is a complicated disorder that is mostly seen in children and is rare in adulthood. First get a good physical exam from your family doctor. He/she should also draw some blood studies to see if you are short of some minerals. If all that is alright (it usually is), see your psychiatrist for assistance in stopping the habit. ...Read more

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Why do I always have problem with eating disorders (pica), and other oral fixations?

Why do I always have problem with eating disorders (pica), and other oral fixations?

Therapy: Pica can be seen in iron deficiency, anemia, but does not sound like this is the cause in your case. Cognitive behavioral therapy with or without the use of medications should be tried. Other therapies may be helpful if this may be part of a bigger disorder. If not officially diagnosed this needs to be done first. Start with your primary to get referral. ...Read more

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What is pica?

Non food ingestion: Eating items that are non-foods. Paint chips, fuzz balls, dirt, paper, things like that. It's normal in toddlers, abnormal any other time. ...Read more

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Tell me about pica.?

PICA: Pica means the abnormal craving of nonnutritional products like clay, charcoal, paint, dirt, ice, etc. ...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