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Doctor insights on: Why Do I Have Really Bad Hiccups After I Eat

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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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I have GERD and I hiccup every time,after I eat. Never fails,why is this?

I have GERD and I hiccup every time,after I eat. Never fails,why is this?

Hiccoughs are: caused by irritation of diaphragm from adjacent structures, such as distended stomach. This explains partially why you get them after eating. Try eating more slowly. If it persists, get to a doctor to exclude another cause of irritation. If none is found, your doctor can treat with meds. ...Read more

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Sometimes after i eat I have very heavy burps. It's like a hiccup an a burp combined that comes very fast an only once. No vomit or any liquid. Only 1?

Sometimes after i eat I have very heavy burps. It's like a hiccup an a burp combined that comes very fast an only once. No vomit or any liquid. Only 1?

Burping: Burping, or belching, is the act of expelling gas from the stomach through the mouth. It usually occurs after the stomach has expanded due to too much swallowed air. Burping releases the air. http://www.healthline.com/health/abdominal-pain-and-burping ...Read more

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I have to take a nap after i eat. It is really bad, especially at work. What is causing this?

I have to take a nap after i eat. It is really bad, especially at work. What is causing this?

Eat smaller portions: After you eat the body shifts a large portion of the blood supply to your intestinal area for digestion. Eating a large meal or a meal heavy in carbohydrates increases the digestive demand. To be most efficient, the body asks you to rest so it can finish its' digestive job. Eat a smaller lunch and eat lighter like fruits, salads and a small beef patty, piece of chicken or fish. ...Read more

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I brush 6 times a day - usually after i eat something, is this bad?

No - brush correctly: Frequent brushing is an effective method to prevent tooth and gum disease. However, if the brushing technique is incorrect and you're using a hard bristled toothbrush it could cause damage to the gums and tooth structure. ...Read more

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Every since I started doing Zumba twice a week hour each day I have real bad hunger even after I eat still hungry please help ?

Every since I started doing Zumba twice a week hour each day I have real bad hunger even after I eat still hungry please help
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Common : for some people, hunger after exercise is common. Our bodies are designed not to lose weight, some more than others. You might try 10 to 15 g of protein in either a protein bar, protein shake, nuts, or other form which may help your post exercise hunger. Hope this helps.Best of luck with this. Dr. R ...Read more