Pagophagia is a form of the disorder pica involving the compulsive consumption
of ice or iced drinks. It has been associated with iron deficiency anemia, and
shown to respond to ... Chewing ice may ...
Less commonly, other nutritional problems may cause you to crave and chew ice.
And in some individuals, pica is a sign of emotional problems, such as stress, ...
Iron deficiency anemia may cause a person to crave ice. Pica is disorder in ... The
desire to chew on ice may occur for reasons other than a mineral deficiency.
Jul 16, 2010 ... Chewing on ice is a variant of pica, an eating disorder characterized by craving
and ... individuals with iron deficiency anemia crave and habitually chew ice. ...
However, pica can also be a symptom of stress, emotional upset, ...
Nov 30, 2010 ... Learn whether chewing ice is bad for you and whether chewing ice can cause
anemia Find out what to do if you're addicted to chewing ice and ...
Jan 27, 2014 ... My test showed that I was severely anemic, with a blood count of six. ... Bea
remarked: “I was addicted to chewing ice. .... You don't need all of those
symptoms at all to have low iron, the biggest one that would be a give away I ...
Jun 21, 2010 ... Crunching on ice can be annoying to fellow diners. ... most anemic person they
had ever seen and the cause turned out to be celiac's disease.
It is amazing how many doctors don't know ice cravings are a symptom of ... In
fact, there's even a website called “All About Chewing Ice,” which also has a ...
Excessive ice eating is a form of pica, the compulsive ingestion of nonfood
substances, and it is commonly associated with iron-deficiency anemia (IDA). ...
manifests itself in ice cravings but medical professionals take the symptoms
Mar 12, 2010 ... We describe three patients who presented with symptoms of pica. .... that patients
with anemia choose to chew ice for its analgesic properties; ...