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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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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

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I've gastritis and Every time I eat it "gets stuck" having a drink does not help and it always ends up in hiccups.? Is this the gastritis?

I've gastritis and Every time I eat it "gets stuck" having a drink does not help and it always ends up in hiccups.? Is this the gastritis?

Unlikely: It is unlikely to be gastritis. Could be esophageal spasm or achalasia or possibly a shatzki's ring/stricture. You probably need to have an endoscopy if you have not had one already to full evaluation or a barium swallow xray to evaluate your esophagus. ...Read more

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Why do I have hiccups after I drink alcohol?

Why do I have hiccups after I drink alcohol?

Hiccups: Alcohol, specially hard liqueur it is an irritating agent.It irritates your stomach, esophagus. The nerves that makes you hiccup are very close to the esophagus, so irritating the esophagus irritates these nerves which make your diaphragm muscle contract causing a hiccup. ...Read more

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Since late 20s (43 yrs old now), i hiccup everytime after taking a drink of carbonated beverages. Why? It's annoying.

Hiccups: Hiccups results in irritation to the diaphragm. Your carbonated beverages must be causing your stomach to expand and irritate your diaphragm. This is like the old joke "doctor it hurst every time I do 'this'". If it hurts please do not do it. Your body is telling you that for you carbonated beverages are not ideal. It is best to listen to the messages our bodies send us. ...Read more

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Is it normal to burp a lot even when u haven't been drinking anything or eating anything and sometimes they follow by hiccups ?

Is it normal to burp a lot even when u haven't been drinking anything or eating anything and sometimes they follow by hiccups ?

Burping: Burping just means air is coming up from your stomach. If you burp frequently, most likely you are swallowing air when you eat quickly, drinking lots of carbonated drinks, or have a hiatal hernia. Try taking mylanta plus -- with simethecone. If you have any difficulty swallowing or continue to burp frequently, go see your primary healthcare provider. ...Read more

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I've had hiccups a lot lately. Today I had 5 separate episodes of hiccups. Should I be concerned? (I wasn't eating fast, drinking alcohol or pop.)

I've had hiccups a lot lately.  Today I had 5 separate episodes of hiccups.  Should I be concerned? (I wasn't eating fast, drinking alcohol or pop.)

Hiccups: I wouldn't worry about occasional hiccups, but persistent hiccupping can be a significant problem requiring treatment with an old fashioned medication like thorazine (chlorpromazine). Consult a gastroenterologist if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Why do I hiccup during and right after I drink alcohol?

Why do I hiccup during and right after I drink alcohol?

We believe: That hiccups are caused by expansion of the stomach, movement of stomach acid and/or irritation of the phrenic nerve which controls the movement of the diaphragm. Alcohol can do all 3! ...Read more

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The past wk ive been havin single hiccups every 5-10 min. all day even when eating/drinking & i end up inhaling it it stops if I lay on my back (ONLY)?

The past wk ive been havin single hiccups every 5-10 min. all day even when eating/drinking & i end up inhaling it it stops if I lay on my back (ONLY)?

Just a thought: You may have a hiatus hernia...a herniation of the stomach into the DIAPHRAGM and made worse by a full stomach so that your eating/drinking may be aggravating it.. Try eating smaller amounts and not "mixing" solids and liquids Lying down makes it "better" because it reduces the pressure on the stomach !!!!! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more