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Doctor insights on: What Does Craving Spicy Food Mean

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Could cravings for acidic or spicy food be a symptom of illness?

Could cravings for acidic or spicy food be a symptom of illness?

None specific: Craving for ice is associated with iron deficiency in women. There are no specific diseases associated with craving for spicy food. Some women have various types of cravings in pregnancy.

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My period was 2 days shorter and lighter last month, been craving spicy food. Why?

My period was 2 days shorter and lighter last month, been craving spicy food. Why?

Not sure.: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives & perimenopause.

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I am 8 days late, fatigue, tender breast, craving for spicy food, frequent urge to go to bathroom?

I am 8 days late, fatigue, tender breast, craving for spicy food, frequent urge to go to bathroom?

Pregnancy test: Your general info has you as a male but your question implies that you are concerned about being pregnant. I would recommend you check a home pregnancy test given your symptoms.

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What does anal bleeding during defecation mean after consuming spicy food?

What does anal bleeding during defecation mean after consuming spicy food?

Hemorrhoids: Like internal hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, collagenous colitis or proctitis. Stay away from spice foods, needles to say, see gastroenterologist for flex sigmoidoscopy, and check your liver function test

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Is spicy food bad for kids?

Is spicy food bad for kids?

Spicy foods: Depends on the age. Spicy foods are usually not recommended before a year of age. Spice in moderation may in fact increase your child's appetite.

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Can spicy food be bad for you?

Can spicy food be bad for you?

May be: Geographic areas where people routinely consume hot spicy food have higher incidence to esophageal cancers. It may also make symptoms of menopause or skin conditions worse and some people get an upset stomach with spicy food.

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Eating spicy food all the time what would hsppen?

Eating spicy food all the time what would hsppen?

Spicy foods: If you don't get heart burn you should be fien. Some spices are good for heart health and some are good for others. If they don't bother you with symptoms, you should be okay. Etremes of anythign is not good ewither so eat in balanced manner.

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I have been eating spicy food lately, not sure if it's correlated.

Dysmenorrhea Tx:: Do you always have bad cramps? Consider warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture for dysmenorrhea. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology if this is a pattern for you. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. If you have continued pain with >

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Is spicy food healthy? What are the benefits and disvantages of it?

Is spicy food healthy? What are the benefits and disvantages of it?

It depends: It depends on what spices you're talking about. Some, especially turmeric, garlic, and such, have good antioxidant properties to fight damage from free radicals in your body. Peppers containing capsaicin may help with pain & other things. Http://www. Naturalnews. Com/037520_capsaicin_health_weight_control. Html using these depends on your taste and the tolerance of your digestive system.

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What happens when we eat too much of spicy food and what do we do to counteract it?

What happens when we eat too much of spicy food and what do we do to counteract it?

Indigestion: Some can experience indigestion with spicy foods. Symptoms vary but include discomfort or burning in the upper abdomen, upset stomach (nausea), vomiting, or burping -- all of which can increase with stress. If you know yours is associated with spicy foods, don't eat so much of them! Eat more slowly; drink fluids after rather than during meals. Ginger or peppermint tea may soothe your stomach.

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Is eating spicy food good for skin?

Is eating spicy food good for skin?

No effect: Spicy food will not make the skin better or worse. However, the spicy food can make you skin smell of the spices.

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Does spicy food inflame the prostate?

Does spicy food inflame the prostate?

For some men: Alcohol, spicy food, caffeine may cause irritation and possible symptoms of "inflamation" of the prostate, in some men, not most.

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Why does spicy food effect gallbladder?

Why does spicy food effect gallbladder?

Fatty foods: Fatty foods can aggravate a diseased or stone filled gall bladder. Only if spicy foods have a high fat content.

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Why do I crave spicy food when stressed?

Why do I crave spicy food when stressed?

Stress eating spicy: Too long to answer in the allowable 400 letters space given. Therefore I am sending you a website that specifically addresses this question. Please put the link in your browser and enjoy the reading. Www. Katu. Com/amnw/segments/47070852.html deanna m. Minich, phd, cn, author of chakra foods for optimum health told us what the five top food cravings say about your emotions.

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Are spicy food bad for eyes?

Are spicy food bad for eyes?

Not reallhy: Spicy foods can trigger rosacea affecting the eyes. They have been reported to cause bags under eyes, but this is not been proven scientifically. So they do not hurt the eyes directly. Spice saffron although not spicy has been shown in studies to improve macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa.

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Does spicy food affect kidney?

Does spicy food affect kidney?

NO: High salt content in food can increase your blood pressure which can damage kidney in the long term. Otherwise there is no data suggestive of spicy food affecting the kidneys.

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What can prevent spicy food symptoms?

What can prevent spicy food symptoms?

Moderation and...: Are you referring to exacerbation of gerd (acid reflux) with spicy food? If so, try acid reducer medicines (h2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors) and moderate your intake of spicy, greasy foods, mints, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, fizzy drinks. If spicy foods are worsening irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, consider available probiotics, fiber supplements, ask our doctor about antispasm drugs.