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I'm anemic and I love eating ice.Why is that?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Iron deficiency
Iron deficiency causes anemia and pica, i.
e., craving for non-nutritious foods, usually clay. See your doctor for blood tests so that you may be treated.

In brief: Iron deficiency
Iron deficiency causes anemia and pica, i.
e., craving for non-nutritious foods, usually clay. See your doctor for blood tests so that you may be treated.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Chewing ice=Anemia
For some unknow reason people who are anemic seem to love to chew on ice.
When patients tell us they love chewing on ice we always search for anemia.

In brief: Chewing ice=Anemia
For some unknow reason people who are anemic seem to love to chew on ice.
When patients tell us they love chewing on ice we always search for anemia.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
This actually happened to me when I unintentionally iron-depleted myself (not yet anemic) from very enthusiastic blood donation!! No one has a clue why. However, it's most important that you find the reason for your being anemic. Iron deficient people must be checked for blood in the stool (ulcer, cancer), too-heavy periods, more; there are other causes of anemia as well.
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