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Why do I get hiccups when i eat raw carrots?

Why do I get hiccups when i eat raw carrots?

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 carrots if you do not want to hiccup. Good luck. ...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 after eating carrots? Usually anytime I eat raw carrots

Why do I get hiccups after eating carrots? Usually anytime I eat raw carrots

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 to breath' before birth. In you, raw carrots happen to be a trigger. It is probably the texture of the food impacting the esophagus (food pipe). I guess you have to eat them cooked. ...Read more

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Why do carrots give me hiccups?

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 swallowing air and/or eating too fast? ...Read more

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Why do I get hiccups whenever I eat? Even after only a few bites of food. They stop after eating but make eating uncomfortable.

Hiccups: Your symptoms are suggesting diaphragm irritation through possible esophageal distension. Would suggest taking really small first bites, give it a good chew effort, 1-2 sips of water, swallow and wait few seconds, then go for the next bite. This way you will avoid forming a large bolus in your distal esophagus. Timing is critical. ...Read more

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Why do I constantly get the hiccups? Mostly when i eat. I'm 48 yrs old & get them almost daily

Why do I constantly get the hiccups? Mostly when i eat. I'm 48 yrs old & get them almost daily

Stimulation of GI: Hiccups can be triggered with stimulation of the esophagus or the diaphragm. If it is happening when you eat it sounds like spasm of the esophagus are the level of the diaphragm. Suggest trying Famotidine or Pepcid (famotidine) 20 mg twice a day and if not helping within a couple weeks, see your physician. ...Read more

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Every time i eat spicy food, i get hiccups for about 2 minutes, and then they go away. The spicier the food, the longer the hiccups last. Normal?

Every time i eat spicy food, i get hiccups for about 2 minutes, and then they go away. The spicier the food, the longer the hiccups last. Normal?

Not normal, but...: This is not normal, but also not a medical emergency per se. You apparently have a strange allergic reaction that affects your phrenic nerve when eating spicy foods, thus causing hiccups. I would avoid the spicy foods. ...Read more

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No matter what I am eating, i always get the hiccups after a few bites. I don't eat or chew fast. What could be causing this? How do I make it stop

No matter what I am eating, i always get the hiccups after a few bites.  I don't eat or chew fast.  What could be causing this?  How do I make it stop

Difficult to treat: Hiccups are common and rarely problematic. Rarely they can be incapacitating and difficult to treat. Breathing relaxation techniques may be helpful. You should see a pulmonologist or a neurologist. ...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 carrots and parsnips can cause phototoxic reactions like a sunburn, does it happen after you get the juices onto your skin, or after you eat them?

If carrots and parsnips can cause phototoxic reactions like a sunburn, does it happen after you get the juices onto your skin, or after you eat them?

Photosensitive plant: Photosensitivity can also result from touching or eating other plants, including celery, dill, fennel, fig, lime, parsley, and parsnip, as well as arnica, artichoke, chrysanthemum, dandelion, lettuce, endive, marigold, and sunflower.4, 5 lest you swear off gardening or salads altogether, be aware that most people do not react to these plants. Essential oils of plants may be more problematic ...Read more