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IN People ON 04 Nov, 2016
Kusmawati is a 78-year-old lady from Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh, India. She has been eating 1-kilo sand every day for 63 long years. Kusmawati never skips eating sand in her diet schedule as she has become addicted to it.
Let's find out why this Indian woman eats sand every day. This old woman has again proved that anything can happen in India.
Kusmawati has been eating sand from the young age of 15 years to get rid of bloating.
Thus, Kusmawati became habitual of eating sand daily.
Because of embarrassment, this old woman didn't eat sand for three days but then she suffered from stomachache and no medication helped her to get well. So, people took her to the doctor and then told him about this weird habit of her.
Thus, her in-laws started feeding her sand everyday.
Kusmawati rinses sand in water and then let it to dry in the sunshine. Then, she consumes sand after filtering it with a strainer.
She has never fallen sick due to consumption of sand till date. Kusmawati suffered from fever and stomachache but never got admitted in hospital.
Kusmawati's sons Chandra Shekhar and Rajesh support their mother.
Besides sand, Kusmawati likes eating dals, vegetables, chapati, rice, tea, banana and apple.
She eats 1 kilo sand every day: 300 gram in the morning, 200 gram in the afternoon, 350 gram in the evening and 250 gram in the night.
Dr. DN Pande, head of the anesthesia department, BHU Varanasi, India explained, "This is a psychiatric disorder. The majority of people become victims of such habits to get rid of the disease. The digestive system of Kusmawati is normal due to which she doesn't fall sick. Sand gets removed from her body through the stool. Many women eat clay vessels and hair. It is a disease. Kusmawati's family must consult a reputed doctor."
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Source: Dainik Bhaskar