Pica syndrome is an eating disorder in which people have cravings and eat items that have no nutritional value. These can include mud, dirt etc.
It usually occurs in children and pregnant women and is a temporary disease.
What are the causes?
A deficiency in iron, zinc, or another nutrient may be associated with pica. For example, anaemia, or iron deficiency, may be the underlying cause of pica in pregnant women.
People with mental health disorders like schizophrenia may develop pica.
Dieting and Malnourishment can result in Pica.
Cravings for following non food items:
Clay or sand.
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