Are There Any Adverse Effects On Health If You Often Eat Ice Cubes?
Good evening, I want to ask, I like ice cubes very much, when I say ice, I feel a lot of height. Normally I can spend a lot on my heart every day. My habit is it bad for my health?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your feelings. Indeed, many people who have a fondness for chewing ice cubes, especially in hot temperatures like now. Regarding this behavior, although it does not matter if it is only done occasionally, it turns out to be a danger if it has become a routine habit.
This is because chewing on ice cubes can cause the following conditions, such as:
Damage to the outer layer of teeth and trigger sensitive teeth
Increased potential for infection by various types of bacteria, if the ice cubes are not guaranteed cleanliness
Decreases appetite, even though ice cubes have no nutritional value. So you will be more potentially nutritional deficiencies
In addition, fond of consuming ice cubes can also be a sign of disease, iron deficiency yaknianemia. If your condition turns out to be caused by iron deficiency anemia, the potential for adverse effects can arise even more, such as heart problems, growth disorders, pale skin, swollen tongue, dry mouth and brittle nails.
Therefore if you feel comfortable with your current habits, check yourself to a general practitioner first and ask to check the hemoglobin level. If normal, and this habit you can not control, then you can consult a psychologist or psychiatrist. So, hopefully answering your question.