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Craving to eat things that are not food (called a pica), such as ice or clay

Hindi translation: (पाइका कहलाने वाली)ऐसी चीजों को खाने की चाहत जो भोजन नहीं हैं जैसे कि बर्फ या मिट्टी

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English term or phrase:Craving to eat things that are not food (called a pica), such as ice or clay
Hindi translation:(पाइका कहलाने वाली)ऐसी चीजों को खाने की चाहत जो भोजन नहीं हैं जैसे कि बर्फ या मिट्टी
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English term or phrase: Craving to eat things that are not food (called a pica), such as ice or clay
This refers to the diet conditions for a patient
xxxvmghankot
India
Local time: 05:54
(पाइका कहलाने वाली)ऐसी चीजों को खाने की चाहत जो भोजन नहीं हैं जैसे कि बर्फ या मिट्टी
Explanation:
1.According to Kidshealth.compeople with PICA "most frequently crave and consume non-food items such as dirt, clay, paint chips, plaster, chalk, cornstarch, laundry starch, baking soda, coffee grounds, cigarette ashes, burnt match heads, cigarette butts, and rust. Glue, hair, buttons, paper, sand, toothpaste, soap, oyster shells, and broken crockery also have been cited in pica cases." They go on to explain "Although consumption of some items may be harmless, pica is considered to be a serious eating disorder, sometimes resulting in serious health problems such as lead poisoning and iron-deficiency anemia.
2.During the developmental stages of childhood, it is normal for most children to explore their surroundings by tasting or ingesting any number of non-food items. However, when the compulsion to ingest non-nutritive substances lasts a month or longer or persists after the age of two, an individual may be suffering from an eating disorder known as pica. Pica is characterized by overwhelming and persistent cravings to consume items other than food.
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5(पाइका कहलाने वाली)ऐसी चीजों को खाने की चाहत जो भोजन नहीं हैं जैसे कि बर्फ या मिट्टीRajesh Srivastava


  

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craving to eat things that are not food (called a pica), such as ice or clay
(पाइका कहलाने वाली)ऐसी चीजों को खाने की चाहत जो भोजन नहीं हैं जैसे कि बर्फ या मिट्टी


Explanation:
1.According to Kidshealth.compeople with PICA "most frequently crave and consume non-food items such as dirt, clay, paint chips, plaster, chalk, cornstarch, laundry starch, baking soda, coffee grounds, cigarette ashes, burnt match heads, cigarette butts, and rust. Glue, hair, buttons, paper, sand, toothpaste, soap, oyster shells, and broken crockery also have been cited in pica cases." They go on to explain "Although consumption of some items may be harmless, pica is considered to be a serious eating disorder, sometimes resulting in serious health problems such as lead poisoning and iron-deficiency anemia.
2.During the developmental stages of childhood, it is normal for most children to explore their surroundings by tasting or ingesting any number of non-food items. However, when the compulsion to ingest non-nutritive substances lasts a month or longer or persists after the age of two, an individual may be suffering from an eating disorder known as pica. Pica is characterized by overwhelming and persistent cravings to consume items other than food.


    Reference: http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/eating_disorders/92615
    Reference: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-pica.htm
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