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11 Aug 2007

cravings
HI DOC, A FEMALE FRIEND OF MINE AGED 79 HAS DEVELOPED A CRAVING FOR ICE IN THE LAST 2 MONTHS. SHE LOVES TO CHEW ICE NEARLY ALL DAY AND WE CANT WORK OUT WHY. HER HUSBAND OF 58 YEARS DIED ABOUT 6 MONTHS AGO AND ALL HER KIDS LIVE OVERSEAS, BUT THEY DO VISIT AS OFTEN AS THEY CAN AND I SEE HER OFTEN. HER HANDS SHAKE TOO NOW AND SHE IS OFTEN NAUSEOUS. CAN U SUGGEST WHY THIS IS HAPPENING TO HER, EPSECIALLY THE ICE CRAVING AND THE SHAKY HANDS, BOTH VERY RECENT THINGS. THANKS.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear JayGee
Sometimes people with iron shortage anemia get ice cravings - please let her doctor do a bloodtest to check. The shaking can be age related, due to stress or due to low bloodsugar.
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