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Why do I have hiccups after I drink alcohol?

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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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Dr. Christian Maluf
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Irritant

Alcohol is an irritant and it irritates the nerve related to the manifestation of hiccups.

In brief: Irritant

Alcohol is an irritant and it irritates the nerve related to the manifestation of hiccups.
Dr. Christian Maluf
Dr. Christian Maluf
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