Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health
Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health


Hiccups

Hiccups (hiccough, singultus or synchronous diaphragmatic flutter) are short, sharp intakes of air caused by an involuntary spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm (the muscle at the base of the lungs). The abrupt rush of air into the lungs causes the epiglottis to close, making a "hic" sound. They usually occur several times per minute. In most cases hiccups stop within a few minutes to a few hours. If they continue longer, they should be investigated as they can indicate other illnesses

Hiccups do not normally need treatment. Several home remedies claim to shorten the duration. Chronic hiccups may warrant medical treatment

Hiccups may be caused by injury and trauma, irritation, or toxic or metabolic upsets to various central and peripheral nervous systems

Causes include:

Remedies include:



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