Do have the habit of nibbling or chewing your hair?
We do it all the time, whether consciously or subconsciously, out of boredom or we plain have nothing to do. This addiction can lead to a more serious problem – trichotillomania.
A girl from Batken, Kyrgyzstan, Ayperi Alekseeva was brought to the hospital after experiencing stomach aches and pains that did not allow her to drink any liquids or fluids that resulted to malnutrition.
The doctors were shocked when they had her x-ray result showing a huge mass of hair from her stomach.
According to surgeon, Dr. Bahadir Bebezov, the only way of removing the giant hair ball was through surgically removing it.
The factors that created this unwanted and unpleasant problem was that Alekseeva had a bad habit of picking up her hair from the carpet and then eating it and chewing the tips of her hair.
The surgeon also said that her stomach was badly swollen from her hair and the wool from the carpet.
Bebezov said, “It literally oozed out as soon as the wall of the stomach was cut.”
After the medical procedure Ayperi promised not to eat her hair again and to disregard her bad habit.
Source: The Artikulo Uno News