Question by  dwhite (58)

Is there something wrong with you if you are constantly eating ice?

Someone said it meant some sort of deficiency.


Answer by  5quid (31)

Eating ice does not mean there is something wrong with. However, many people with low iron levels eat ice. If you constanly eating ice you should go see your doctor about having your iron levels tested. If they are too low you can get iron supplements and that should fix things.


Answer by  Krissie (551)

That's a symptom that can be consistent with Pica, which is a deficiency disorder. It's pretty common in pregnant women and small children who aren't getting the nutrients they need. It's most commonly associated with iron deficiency/Celiac disease/obsessive-compulsive disorder. You should check with a doctor to see what, if any of those, is the cause of your ice eating.


Answer by  Aprilmay (34)

A craving for ice may be an indication of iron deficiency anemia, so if this symptom is combined with tiredness, a physician should be consulted. Taking a daily iron supplement or eating iron-rich foods such as red meat and spinach should wave goodbye to this problem and reduce the urge to chew ice.


Answer by  Erynn (1651)

Ice doesn't contain anything but water - the only thing you can be deficient of and have it cause ice cravings is water! you may be overheating/dehydrated. Just drink more.

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