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P-7.Other_Issues_BB_.ppt - Other Issues Food beliefs and...

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Other Issues Food Beliefs and Practices Food beliefs and superstitions Cravings Needs further study, generally harmless Pica -Potentially dangerous Compulsive ingestion of non food items Could lead to reduced nutrient intake Intake of toxic or irritating substances\ Parasitic infections Cause poorly understood
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Common Complaints Nausea and vomiting Usually mild and short term Simple dietary remedies help Severe, prolonged and persistent vomiting requires medical attention Some alternative therapies beneficial Heart Burn or full feeling Enlarged uterus crowds stomach Heart burn due to food and acid in esophagus Remedied by smaller meals-
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Common Complaints Constipation Increase fluid and fiber intake Laxatives under medical supervision Hemorrhoids Enlarged veins protruding through the anal sphincter Caused by weight of fetus Control of constipation-
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Effects of Physical Activity Heavy Physical Labor
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2010 for the course HUEC 3012 taught by Professor Chanmugam during the Spring '09 term at LSU.

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P-7.Other_Issues_BB_.ppt - Other Issues Food beliefs and...

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