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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)

Hiccups = involuntary spasm of diaphragm followed by ...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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I get a rash when I eat bananas and raw carrots. Could I be allergic?

I get a rash when I eat bananas and raw carrots. Could I be allergic?

Fruit rash: The best answer will be to get tested by a board certified allergist to determine if you are truly allergist. It is doubtful at your age that you are allergic to bananas and carrots but some individuals with severe pollen allergies can develop reactions to fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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When I eat bread it gets "stuck". I feel like I have to vomit. The food feels like it is at the top of my throat & I get the hiccups.

When I eat bread it gets "stuck". I feel like I have to vomit. The food feels like it is at the top of my throat & I get the hiccups.

Solid food dysphagia: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), infiltrative (eosinophilic esophagitis), inflammatory (esophageal ulcer), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor). Time for evaluation pls. ...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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Is it okay to eat lots of raw baby carrots with braces?

Is it okay to eat lots of raw baby carrots with braces?

Brace food: We want you to eat healthy; however, you have to be careful. Loose braces caused by eating hard crunchy foods can make your treatment take longer. If you do eat baby carrots, chop them up into small pieces and you should be fine. ...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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I always see carrots and other raw veggies I eat in my stool; am I not getting the nutrition :/ trying to be healthier!

I always see carrots and other raw veggies I eat in my stool; am I not getting the nutrition :/ trying to be healthier!

Incomplete Digestion: It is not normal to have undigested food in your stool. You are not breaking foods down enough to absorb nutrients. There can be a wide variety of reasons for this to happen but if it occurs regularly you should see a holistic practitioner to have nutrient status and functional gut testing done. ...Read more

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Addicted to raw carrots. I eat around 3 to 4 carrots a day and I have tried to stop I find myself eating them any time of the day please need help?

Addicted to raw carrots. I eat around 3 to 4 carrots a day and I have tried to stop I find myself eating them any time of the day please need help?

Addicted?: Carrots are not addictive. You could have worse habits and there are no bad side effects from eating them. If this behavior distresses you however, it may be a compulsion. A compulsion is defined as an uncontrollable desire to perform ant act whether it is eating, hoarding, gambling etc... If this is the case, see your doctor. ...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

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If I eat lettuce, raw carrots, steamed broccoli and beets, grated cheese and one piece of meat daily for breakfast lunch and dinner will I lose weighr?

If I eat lettuce, raw carrots, steamed broccoli and beets, grated cheese and one piece of meat daily for breakfast lunch and dinner will I lose weighr?

Depends On A Lot: That all depends on your current weight, body fat to muscle ratio, amount you eat and total daily calories ingested, your activity level and overall basal metabolic rate. One thing for sure, you're on the right track in terms of WHAT you eat, although you didn't specify what KINDS of meat you eat or if you ever might eat some vegetable sources of protein.I think that just might cover it. ...Read more

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Do I get my daily intake of vitamin a by eating raw carrots?

Do I get my daily intake of vitamin a by eating raw carrots?

More than likely: Raw carrots are a great source of vitamin a so you should be able to get the appropriate level of daily intake dietarily with raw carrots. ...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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Can you get too much vitamin A or C by just diet alone? I eat one or 2 oranges and a few cups of carrots and sweet potatoes daily in my diet

Can you get too much vitamin A or C by just diet alone? I eat one or 2 oranges and a few cups of carrots and sweet potatoes daily in my diet

NO: Nothing harmful with these foods in these amounts. Overdose of vitamins happens only from supplements, not foods. Large amounts of carotenes in certain foods can make your skin orange colored, but that is all. Preformed vitamin A in supplements, which does not occur in food, can be toxic in large doses. Overdose of supplemental vitamin A causes birth defects, dry skin, headaches, and other things. ...Read more

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Evertime I start eating I get hiccups really bad. And they make me sick to my stomach so I don't eat anymore. Been going on for three days, wats wrong?

Evertime I start eating I get hiccups really bad. And they make me sick to my stomach so I don't eat anymore. Been going on for three days, wats wrong?

Irritation: Something is irritating your stomach and then your diaphragm, it could be any number of things, but I would suggest you see a gastroenterologist to have them evaluate you. ...Read more

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My left is has blurry vision what should I do? I eat a lot of carrots but if I get have spectacles, for how much time should I wear any idea doctor?

My left is has blurry vision what should I do? I eat a lot of carrots but if I get have spectacles, for how much time should I wear any idea doctor?

Eye exam...: You need an eye exam, not only to determine if you need glasses but also to make sure that there isn't another medical cause for your blurry vision. The opthamologist will determine the cause of your vision problems and if you do need glasses - once they have a diagnosis they can give you an accurate answer to when you should wear them. Take care. ...Read more