5 Bizarre Eating Disorders
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Learn about these 5 bizarre eating disorders. Here are 5 bizarre eating disorders:Number 5 - Number 5 - Coprophagia. The act of ingesting feces. Yes, you heard it right, feces. Many animals are known to practice this but it's also been observed in some humans who usually suffered from psychiatric illnesses. Consuming feces can lead to health issues such as intestinal parasites, diarrhea, and many blood-borne diseases.Number 4 - Trichophagia. It is a disorder in which a person ingests hair.

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Learn about these 5 bizarre eating disorders. Here are 5 bizarre eating disorders:Number 5 - Number 5 - Coprophagia. The act of ingesting feces. Yes, you heard it right, feces. Many animals are known to practice this but it's also been observed in some humans who usually sufferred from psychiatric illnesses. Consuming feces can lead to health issues such as intestinal parasites, diarrhea, and many blood-borne diseases.Number 4 - Trichophagia. It is a disorder in which a person ingests hair - in most cases, one's own hair. Trichophagia is an extremely dangerous condition as the hair consumed can block the gastronomical tracts, even requiring surgery in extreme cases.Number 3 - Xylophagia. It is a disorder in which a person eats wood. Those suffering would not shy away from eating wood or wood based products such as paper or pencil.Number 2- Orthorexia. People suffering from this disorder have an obsession with eating pure and healthy food. Sufferers would do anything to avoid eating foods with artificial flavors, preservatives, pesticides, and excessive salt or sugar.Number 1- Geophagy is the act of eating clay, soil or chalk. People suffering from mineral deficiencies might indulge in such behavior. Scientists have a mixed view on this practice - some believe it to be dangerous while others believe it's harmless.