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What causes hiccups?

What causes hiccups?

Diaphragm : Irritation of the diaphragm causes hiccups. Usually due to swallowed air, but it can be a sign of a more serious problem and should be seen if it persists. ...Read more

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Dr. Hatem Asad
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Hiccups (Definition)

A hiccup is an unintentional movement (spasm) of the diaphragm, the muscle at the base of the lungs. The spasm is followed by quick closing of the vocal cords, which produces a distinctive sound. Hiccups often start for no apparent reason and usually disappear after a few minutes. Rarely, hiccups can last for days, weeks, or months. Hiccups are common and normal ...Read more


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What causes hiccups?

Phrenic nerve: irritation causes temporary diaphragmatic fluttering resulting in hiccups. The underlying causes may be multiple including gastric irritation, air gulping or illnesses. ...Read more

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Hiccup for 3 weekes?

Hiccup for 3 weekes?

Hiccups: Hiccups for three weeks are not good. You already gave one reason of overeating. Cut down on your eating. Chew properly. No carbonated drinks, alcohol, or spicy foods. You have to see your doctor to evaluate your diaphragm and nerve, and medication to stop them. ...Read more

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What causes a hiccup?

Hiccup: The most common triggers for short-term hiccups include: eating too much drinking carbonated beverages drinking too much alcohol sudden temperature changes excitement or emotional stress. ...Read more

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What exactly causes hiccups?

Hiccup: The most common triggers for short-term hiccups include: eating too much drinking carbonated beverages drinking too much alcohol sudden temperature changes excitement or emotional stress. ...Read more

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What is the causes of hiccups?

Causes: Some possible causes of hiccups can include: drinking too much alcohol or carbonated beverages, eating too fast & swallowing air; anxiety/ stress; injury to the vagus or phrenic nerves, noxious odors & benzodiazepine use. ...Read more

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Do hiccups hurt new borns?

No: Hiccups are common in babies under a year old and are a completely normal response in a newborn and have no short or long term side effects. Infant hiccups are usually caused by feeding. Unless the hiccups interfere with daily activities like sleeping or eating, there's no need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why do hiccups hurt my spine?

Why do hiccups hurt my spine?

Hiccups: are uncontrolled contractions of the diaphragm...the muscle that contracts to expand your chest when you breathe. Other muscles in the chest may also contract and, when tightened, press on the paraspinal nerves. A nice hot shower to try to relax these muscles will probably help. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Hiccups in a fetus reassuring?

Hiccups in a fetus reassuring?

Common finding: This is a common finding in pregnancy and no reason for worry. Often these kids will continue to have this symptom for weeks after birth. ...Read more