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why do carrots make me hiccup

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Swallowing air?: Can't be sure, but I suspect the hiccups may result from the way you are eating the carrots, rather than the carrots themselves. Could you be swallowi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
I do not know: Everyone is created different and maybe carrots cause an irritation of your phrenic nerve that innervates the diaphragm causing you to hiccup. Avoid ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
31 years experience General Practice
DON'T know: Hiccups are the uncontrolled contractions of the diaphragm muscle (which controls breathing). This fetal reflex is thought to get the 'new born ready ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
45 years experience Gastroenterology
Volume : This large volume of fiber in the lower esophagus can stimulate the diaphragm which leads to hiccups.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Hiccups: Try the following: baclofen, Reglan (metoclopramide) and thorazine, stimulating the gag reflex. (http://www.Neurology.Org/content/40/3_part_1/531.Abs ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
Beta carotene: They are a good source of vitamin A, beta carotene, which helps prevent blindness. They are also high in fiber. Vitamin A and antioxidants protect the ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teresa Iribarren
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Carrots are high in vitamin a. At recommended doses vitamin a is essential for maintaining good vision. The best thing for good vision is a balanced ... Read More
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A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farrah Ahmad
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Vit A: Its not going to reverse it , but it definitely helps with night vision. Might slow down progression.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
42 years experience Plastic Surgery
No difference: Baby carrots are actually regular carrots which have been cut to resemble small or "baby" carrots. Carrots are a very healthy snack but the only way ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Spasm: A hiccup is a sudden involuntary contraction of the diaphragm. They can happen if the phrenic nerve (the one that innervates the diaphragm) is irritat ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Many causes: Common triggers for short-term hiccups: eating too much, alcohol and carbonated beverages, sudden temperature changes, excitement or emotional stres ... Read More
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