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What's a food aversion?

What's a food aversion?

Repulsed by food. : When the thought or sight of a certain food makes you feel mentally or physically sick. Common in pregnancy. You don't actally have to eat it to feel this way. ...Read more

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What are food aversions?

What are food aversions?

Foods you dislike: Food aversions are when you begin to be turned off to certain foods. Sometimes this is from an intense dislike of the smell - this can happen in early pregnancy, for example. Foods that were palatable become the opposite, and you become completely disgusted by them. ...Read more

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Do genes determine aversions to foods?

Do genes determine aversions to foods?

Yes: Certain genes allow foods to 'taste' the way they do to people. Though the majority of taste preferences are learned behaviors. ...Read more

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Best techniques for countering swallowing aversions?

Best techniques for countering swallowing aversions?

Swallowing aversion : Do you mean you cannot swallow or will not. If it cannot see an ENT or GI doctor for evaluation of possible physical causes. If it is will not may need some psychological eval or eval by a speech pathologist. ...Read more

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Are there links between laryngomalacia and aversion to foods?

Are there links between laryngomalacia and aversion to foods?

Dairy?: I have seen a number of babies do poorly on dairy-based formulas or when their breastfeeding mothers drank milk. Rarely, soy can also be an issue. Discuss this with the ent. It may be an issue of a more restricted diet for a breastfeeding mom or a different formula. Note that lactose free doesn't mean dairy free. ...Read more

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Can sudden food aversion to anything sweet be a sign of diabetes?

Can sudden food aversion to anything sweet be a sign of diabetes?

Unlikely : Early symptoms of diabetes include making lots of urine and always being thirsty, fatigue, maybe weight loss, inability to sleep through the night because of need to drink and void. ...Read more

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Can you please list the common causes of sexual aversion disorder?

Can you please list the common causes of sexual aversion disorder?

Sexual trauma: I have worked with many people who were sexually abused as children or teens and some of them have a strong aversion to any kind of sexual relationship no matter how healthy. This aversion to normal, health sex can be helped by working with a psychologist who is trained in treated sexual trauma. There are other causes too but this is one I have seen. Be well, . ...Read more

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How to tell why I have a severe aversion to sounds/sights of anything repetitive?

Get a Check Up: Good start to getting the medical concerns improved. A doctor can start you off with an exam and labs. If everything in OK then you can discuss your concerns with them. They can help direct you to the specialist that can diagnose and direct your care. ...Read more

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What causes food aversions in pregnancy?

What causes food aversions in pregnancy?

Pregnancy hormones: Two hormones, estrogen and Progesterone are quite elevated in a normal pregnancy. Both are likely responsible for the nausea and vomiting (morning sickness) experienced in the early part of pregnancy. As the pregnancy progresses, the nausea gets better but most women continue to find that even the thought of certain foods makes them feel ill. Fortunately, things go back to normal after birth. ...Read more

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What can cause an aversion to light?

What can cause an aversion to light?

Eye inflammation: Eyes become light sensitive when they are inflammed which can be corneal disease, internal inflammation like iritis or retinal inflammation. Some inherited disease of the retina also cause light sensitivity. ...Read more

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What treatment is available for food aversion in a child?

What treatment is available for food aversion in a child?

Hunger.: Food aversion is mainly the result of the mismatch between the child's true caloric needs (quite small, between 12 months of age and puberty) and parents' perceptions of when and how much the child should eat. Let them get hungry, don't try to force feed, and remember that when they are only hungry "for" a specific food, they are really not hungry. And avoid juices and sweetened drinks. ...Read more

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How effective is aversion therapy for treating alcoholism?

How effective is aversion therapy for treating alcoholism?

Alcohol aversion: Therapy is effective under supervision. If no supervision, non-compliance due to unpleasant effects of mixing alcohol with Antabuse, (disulfiram) becomes a major barrier to recovery. ...Read more

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What to do about oral aversion in premature baby now one year old?

What to do about oral aversion in premature baby now one year old?

Self feeding : There are many details that would be helpful here, how premature? Birth history? Feeding history? Growth? Development? But in a general sense around a year babies need to start self feeding, and may refuse the spoon from mom. Babies start self feeding at 12 months and should be fully feeding themselves by 2! ...Read more

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I had a cardio aversion and one week later took cialis. Within one hour i was back in a fib. Is this a coincidence or related?

I had a cardio aversion and one week later took cialis. Within one hour i was back in a fib.  Is this a coincidence or related?

Coincidence: This is a coincidence. Unless you started have sexual activity that make your heart race, I do not see any connection between the Cialis and reverting back to a fib. ...Read more

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Are pregnancy food cravings and aversions for real?

Are pregnancy food cravings and aversions for real?

Many people have it.: Many pregnant women have this --quite common actually. We don't truly understand why, but possibly because of the rapid hormonal changes associated with pregnancy. Some become somewhat anemic and thus can crave/chew ice etc... So, ask around...I am sure there are many women around your neighborhood.... Good luck on your pregnacy, if you are... ...Read more

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From which day of pregnancy food aversions may start ?

From which day of pregnancy food aversions may start ?

Usually none: The food aversions or cravings may never occur in pregnancy and this symptom varies greatly from person to person. Best to maintain and normal healthy diet throughout the pregnancy. ...Read more

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For the past two years, I have been craving chocolate; eatings lots of it. All of a sudden, I have developed an aversion to it. Explanations as to why?

MANY THINGS: In a candy factory workers are allowed and sometimes encouraged to eat the product. They have found that workers decrease consumption and or stop eating the candy after a while. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have food aversions around the time of your period?

Is it normal to have food aversions around the time of your period?

It makes sense.: As you period approaches, the estrogen and Progesterone levels are near their peak, then fall rapidly. This change can affect you in many ways, including taste and smell, which are important in enjoyment of food. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sexual aversion disorder? Is it possible to have this due to sexual abuse as a baby or toddler?

What are the causes of sexual aversion disorder? Is it possible to have this due to sexual abuse as a baby or toddler?

Doubtful: There is a "pop" notion that the inability to enjoy normal adult lovemaking is the result of "forgotten" sexual abuse and perhaps that someone should be blamed. From my own reading, this is not an evidence-based claim, and even if it were true, there's no future in turning one's mind to hate. What's happening, whether the diagnosis is real / helpful etc, best rx must be far more complicated. ...Read more