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How to control eating habit of chalk ?

Hello , My problem is that i have a frequent habit of eating chalks which is bothering me alot. There must be a calcium deficiency as a one of an etilogical factor . But even after taking calcium tablets i cant leave eating chalks. Later i came to know my hemoglobin is low too near by 10. So i started taking both calcium and iron -folic tab. But still cant leave eating .What to do . Age : 26 sex: female height :5-5 Medical history : low HB. My blood group is O+
Fri, 29 Apr 2011
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Hi Ronak, Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum.
You are having PICA, which is a pattern of eating non food materials. You may want to consult a Psychiatrist as you need Behavioral therapy.
Exercise regularly and eat healthy nutritious Balanced diet. Practice Yoga and Meditation and avoid stress.

Wish you Good Health.
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