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Why do I get hiccups so often when I drink?

Why do I get hiccups so often when I drink?

Hicupps: Hicupps, are caused by sudden contractions of the diaphragm, which results from irritation of the nerve that controls that muscle function.This nerve runs close to the esophagus(food pipe), you propably get the hiccups when you drink cold liquids, at a fast pace.Another cause can be seen in people who has gastric reflux, or hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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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Why do I get hiccups so often when I drink? big red, coke, usually while drinking out of a straw.

Hard to say.: some foods or drinks in certain forms give a person hiccups, it is an individual thing. Why one form of a food or drink causes hiccups in one person but not another, no one knows. I get hiccups every time I eat fluffy white rice with just butter & salt & pepper. In no other form does it happen. I think it is because there is more air in between the grains. With you, more bubbles/air in straw? ...Read more

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Why do I get hiccups all the time? I get hiccups all the time and i don't really drink pop which i heard is the common reasons for hiccuping.

The : The most common reasons for short-term hiccups are: - eating too much - drinking carbonated drinks such as soda - drinking too much alcohol - anxiety and stress - sudden temperature changes a few remedies you can try are breathing into a paper bag, sipping or gargling ice water, and holding your breath. If your hiccups are lasting more than 48 hours (which is fairly uncommon) you should see a doctor because they could be caused by: - damage to the phrenic or vagus nerves (the nerves that control the diaphragm and control hiccups) - central nervous system disorder such as stroke, meningitis, or traumatic brain injury - drugs or metabolic disorders such as barbituates, diabetes, or kidney failure. ...Read more

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How come i get hiccups if i drink something when i'm stressed?

How come i get hiccups if i drink something when i'm stressed?

Air swallowing: It is likely that you're swallowing air when you are stressed. I would recommend that you see a psychologist to help you deal with your stress level. Drinking through a straw instead of gulping by drinking through a normal glass may help. ...Read more

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I was sleeping an my wife woke me up an said i been hiccuping fir the past hour an get a drink of water. But i don't have the hiccups lol. Any ideas?

I was sleeping an my wife woke me up an said i been hiccuping fir the past hour an get a drink of water. But i don't have the hiccups lol. Any ideas?

You might be : Suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. This is a condition where you stop breathing for a few minutes, then gasp for breath when you become hypoxic. This gasp might be what your wife thinks is hiccoughing. Try sleeping on your side, not supine. If that doesn't help, see if your doctor can refer you for a sleep study. ...Read more

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I have the hiccups when I drink a lot, how do I make them stop?

Don't drink a lot: Not to sound like a wise-guy here, but the obvious solution and the safest way is to don't drink a lot. Alcohol is a part of life and it is accepted in every society in moderation. But when using it to excess, it can cause much trouble for the person and his/her family/friends, and a potential danger to others (driving drunk). So, drink responsibly. Be safe, be well, be alive. Good luck. ...Read more