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I'm habituated to eating slate pencils
Hi Doctor, I'm vineela and my age is 24. I have a habit of eating slate pencils from 5 years...my weight is 40 eventhough I tried to gain weight but I'm still there only..I'm getting married next year...is there any problem in pregnancy period because of this habit I have and if so..please suggest me the solution for this..
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Hello vineela, The condition is called as Pica. This is an indication of deficiencies in body. Iron and/or calcium. Get checked and include calcium and iron rich diet.
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Vineela, don't worry for that, you are having certain deficiency of food ingredients like calcium, iron & carbohydrates, that leads you to the craving of taking the same or nearly as same. Your modified diet plan can change your habit, chat with me for Customised diet and exercise plan , if needed I will prescribe you some Supplementation to gain some pounds & get rid of the habit.
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