Addiction is a word, ruling the whole earth right now. Everything is getting into action due to the addiction. Say it be the addiction of money, Facebook, love, sex, etc. A person cannot get rid of his addiction whether it is good or bad, till the end of his life in most of the cases.
Well, I do not deny that addiction has been the ruler in a person’s life right from the beginning of the life on the earth. But, the addicting tendencies are getting intense day by day. Here, I am providing you with some of the most crazy and weird addictions, which are ruling the people’s mind throughout the globe.
Diet Pills Addiction
Sometimes the most obvious Diet Pill addiction symptoms are simply observing that something is wrong or different. Angelina Jolie, one of the most famous actresses of Hollywood has a serious Diet Pill Addiction.This lady began taking the pills, which contain stimulants to increase metabolism, in an attempt to get more energy and look slimmer.
Dirt Eating (Geophagy) and Cravings For Non-Food Items (Pica)
Geophagy is the practice of eating earthy or soil-like substances such as clay, and chalk. Human geophagy may be related to pica, a classified eating disorder in the DSM-IV characterized by abnormal cravings for nonfood items.Dirt eating, also called geophagy, refers to the act of consuming dirt or muddy substances to absorb the sulphur and phosphorous inside. In Africa, Dirt eating is more like a cultural tradition where pregnant and lactating women satisfy the very different nutritional needs of their bodies by eating clay.
Pagophagia is a form of the disorder pica involving the compulsive consumption of ice or iced drinks. It has been associated with iron deficiency anemia, and shown to respond to iron supplementation,leading some investigators to postulate that some forms of pica may be the result of nutritional deficiency.
Ice tastes better if the individual is iron deficient.Chewing ice may lessen pain in glossitis related to iron deficiency anemia. However, the American Dental Association recommends not chewing ice because it can crack teeth; instead ice should be allowed to melt in the mouth.
Folk wisdom (and some early investigators) maintained that pica reflected an appetite to compensate for nutritional deficiencies, such as low iron or zinc. Some forms of pica (as in pregnant women who are iron deficient) can be treated by supplementing the nutrient.