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Iron Deficiency Anemia - does eating ice mean u have low blood?

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DzooBaby 22 Apr 2014

No. Where did you get that idea?

kaismama 22 Apr 2014

That's an old wives tale. All it means is your mouth is dry.

lolazin 22 Apr 2014

It is often a sign of a nutritional deficiency, specifically anemia or iron deficiency and is called pica.

kaismama 22 Apr 2014

Pica is eating things like clay and stones. What nutrition do you get from ice?

DzooBaby 22 Apr 2014

exactly

lolazin 22 Apr 2014

As we have evolved over time the actual chewing act is the human reaction to trying to extract the elements from the rock and clay, etc. I caution you on the advice you give, while I am certain it is well meaning, it is incorrect and limited in scope. I am an M.D. and still make certain I do not mislead with information.

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