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Dr. Hatem Asad
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Hiccups (Overview)

Hiccups = involuntary spasm of diaphragm followed by closing of vocal cords.


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What are the vagus (or phrenic) nerves and what would cause it to become irritated resulting in prolonged hiccups? Treatments?

What are the vagus (or phrenic) nerves and what would cause it to become irritated resulting in prolonged hiccups? Treatments?

See answer: The vagus nerve is the 10th cranial nerve and interfaces with the parasympathetic nervous system. It enervates multiple areas in the body including the heart, diaphragm, and stomach. Hiccups can be caused by air swallowing (aerophagia), over distention of the stomach and alcohol. among other causes. For a discussion of causes and treatment please see: http://bit. Ly/1KmgNlE ...Read more

Dr. Hatem Asad
169 Doctors shared insights

Hiccups (Overview)

Hiccups = involuntary spasm of diaphragm followed by closing of vocal cords.


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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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What do hiccups mean?

What do hiccups mean?

Many causes: Common triggers for short-term hiccups:
eating too much, alcohol and carbonated beverages, sudden temperature changes, excitement or emotional stress.
Hiccups lasting more than 48 hours are concerning--many many causes. This needs consultation with your doc.
If you like details. Follow this link
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/hiccups/ds00975/dsection=causes
good luck to you... ...Read more

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How much shud be the dose of Thorazine & Reglan (metoclopramide) to treat hiccups. How long should I be taking them if the hiccups don't stop. Diabetes is controlled.

How much shud be the dose of Thorazine & Reglan (metoclopramide) to treat hiccups. How long should I be taking them if the hiccups don't stop. Diabetes is controlled.

2 to 3 days: Thorazine (chlorpromazine) - 25-50 mg every 6-8hr; if hiccups persist after 2-3 days of oral therapy, see your doctor for possible intramuscular or slow intravenous Thorazine (chlorpromazine).
Reglan 10 mg every 6 - 8 hours ...Read more

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Hi I m medical student please dr tell me treatment of hiccups?

See below: You should be able to look this up online very easily - especially if you are studying to become a doctor. It's a skill you will need in your profession. To answer your question, it's water, thorazine, (chlorpromazine) or an acupressure point near the hand (you can look up exactly where yourself). ...Read more

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Can drinking vinegar cure hiccups?

Myths: Nope. Not in any way. This is a false myth. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to get rid of hiccups?

Hicoo: Try Brach"s candy

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74 year old male with diabetes has been hiccuping for over two days. His medication is antus 100 units 40 units daily, sinoppil 20mg 1 tablet daily, feditab cr 60mg 1 tablet daily and asprin 325 mg 1 tablet a day. He recently fell on his right knee. His

74 year old male with diabetes has been hiccuping for over two days. His medication is antus 100 units 40 units daily, sinoppil 20mg 1 tablet daily, feditab cr 60mg 1 tablet daily and asprin 325 mg 1 tablet a day. He recently fell on his right knee. His

Problem: That can really be a problem and wear you out. The known most effective treatments are a drug called thorazine (chlorpromazine) and also nitrous-oxide gas. Simple if you have a really good relationship with your dentist. See if he will let you get on the nitrous unit for about 10 minutes. If not, then oral or injection thorazine (chlorpromazine) requires a doctor visit. Some emergency rooms will use nitrous. ...Read more

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I get hiccups sometimes when I eat. How to prevent this?

Eat: Eat Slow
Drink lemon in water
How?
*squeeze lemon in glass.
*put 2 cubes of ice, if you like ice.
you don't have to like ice, nor you need it. I just added for the heck of it
*pour water in the glass. [ I know, you know where one pours water]
* cold water, hot water, matters none.
*Now enjoy the lemon in water in glass. *Make sure you don't bite the glass
*Its Hic cup, use cup not glass. ...Read more

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If someone often gets the hiccups, is it reason for concern?

Generally no: For the most part, hiccups are a mild diaphragmatic spasm, and can happen after eating, sometimes with spicy foods, or other unknown reasons. Some can get them with stress. If they are short lived, and not causing debillitation, they are ok. If they are prolonged or come with other odd symptoms, they can be a sign of further issues. ...Read more

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Why, when I get the hiccups once, do I get them 3-4 more times in the same day? But then not for months.

Why, when I get the hiccups once, do I get them 3-4 more times in the same day? But then not for months.

Come and go: Hiccups come and go. The pattern you are describing is quite typical. Hiccups can be triggered by a number of different things, but are a result of muscle contractions in the diaphragm. ...Read more

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Are there risks to taking baclofen to address hiccups post- stereotatic brain biopsy?

Are there risks to taking baclofen to address hiccups post- stereotatic brain biopsy?

Breathing: Baclofen can lead to respiratory depression which can increase co2 levels and thus inter-cranial pressure which can be a problem after any brain surgery. ...Read more

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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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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