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Does chalk eating has any relevance in conceiving?

hi i have the habit of eating chalk since i was born.iam30 now...does chalk eating has any relevance in conceiving?
Asked On : Sun, 2 May 2010
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If you are eating chalk it is a definite sign that you have a condition called PICA. Your body is having a problem absorbing minerals, this is easily treated and after your body is back to "normal" it will then be easy and most importantly SAFER for you to conceive. Go see a nutritionist 

Answered: Mon, 3 May 2010
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Thanks Buddy for the kind reply

Answered: Mon, 3 May 2010
General & Family Physician Dr. Khaleel Ahmed.Manik's  Response
Treatment should first address any missing nutrients or other medical problems, such as lead exposure.

Treatment involves behavioral, environmental, and family educational approaches. Other successful treatments include associating the pica behavior with bad consequences or punishment (mild aversion therapy) followed by positive reinforcement for eating the right foods.
aversion therapy & positive reinforcement is a part of councelling done by psychiatrist .
Answered: Sat, 23 Apr 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Preeti Kathail's  Response
Chalk eating is due to many causes.-
-psychological problems
-behaviour problem
-diffeciency of iron & calcium.
So it is advised to you that you should take iron tonic &calcium supplements.
An councilling with a psychologist will also helpful to you.

Answered: Thu, 26 May 2011
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chalk eating is due to deficiency of minerals like calcium,iron,sodium,potassium,magnesium etc.
it has no effect on conceaving but get rid of this problem is must.
use 5 phos 6x 4 tabs three times a day is helpful.
Answered: Tue, 5 Jul 2011
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