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.

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