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Pica Syndrome Herbal Treatment, Prevention, Symptoms, Causes, Cured By

Repertory
General Name
Pica Syndrome
Medical Name
Pica Syndrome
Pica Syndrome Symptoms
Pica Syndrome
Eating of:
Ice
Soap
Clay
Hair
Dirt
Sand
Ashes
Paint
Glue
Chalk
Cigarette butts
Nausea
Vomiting
Loss of Appetite
Chronic pain in the Abdominal
 

Pica Syndrome Cured By

 
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Description

Pica is a disease of the Body.
Eating non food materials such as dirt or paper is Pica.
Lack of nutrients like Iron Deficiency, Zinc and Calcium may trigger Pica. Pica is common in young and mentally challenged children than adults. It may occur during Pregnancy also. If it is developed between the age of 18 to 25 then it is a diseased state.
Pica Syndrome may cause brain damage as the non food materials may contain poison.

The non food material includes the following items.
Ashes
Burnt matches
Clay
Coal
Chalk
Cigarette
Dirt
Erasers
Faeces
Glue
Hair
Ice
Lead
Nails
Needles
Plaster
Pebbles
Plastic
Pencil
Paper
Paint
Stones
String
Wood
Wires

Types of Pica Syndrome:
Amylophagia : The excessive consumption of purified starch is known as Amylophagia. It is more common in pregnant woman.
Coprophagy : A condition of consumption of Faeces or dung is termed as Coprophagy.
Geophagy : The excessive consumption of soil and clay.
Hyalophagia : A condition of eating glass is known as Hyalophagia.
Pagophagia : The excessive consumption of Ice is termed as Pagophagia. It is associated with iron dificiency.
Trichophagia : It is more common in females. They swallow long hair which makes a ball of hair in the Stomach.
Urophagia : A disorder of consumption of urine
Xylophagia : It is an abnormal condition of eating wood.

Causes of Pica Syndrome
Dieting
Pregnancy
Malnutrition
Food Deprivation
Traumatic Stress
Nutritional Deficiency
Mental Health Condition
Constitutional Deficiency

If not treated properly, Pica Syndrome may cause
Infection
Malnutrition
Lead Poisoning
Development Problems
Intestinal Obstruction

Common Names

Body Part(s)

Body
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Materia Medica for Pica Syndrome

Single Herb

Jaggery for Pica Syndrome

Consume a small piece of Jaggery daily after meals.

Pea for Pica Syndrome

Include one cup of raw Peas in your daily diet.

Spinach for Pica Syndrome

Consume Spinach in your daily diet either in cooked, juice or soup form.
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