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Information about Hiccups

We Have to Know about the Hiccups

  • Unintentional movement of the muscles at the base of lungs which produces a distinctive sound

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

Causes of Hiccups

  • Hot and spicy foods or liquids
  • Noxious fumes
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Diseases of lung-like pneumonia, pleurisy
  • Some kidney diseases

Do’s and Don’ts of Hiccups

Signs & Symptoms of Hiccups

  • A reason behind long-run hiccups is an injury to or irritation of the nervus vagus nerves or muscle system nerves, which serve the diaphragm muscle. Factors which will cause injury or irritation to those nerves include A hair or one thing else in your ear touching your membrane. A tumor, cyst or goiter in your neck.

Medical advice for Hiccups

  • If hiccups persist for more than a few days

Risk factors of Hiccups

  • Sudden excitement
  • Sudden emotional stress
  • Consumption of alcohol

Treatment for Hiccups

  • Rarely medicines or procedures (gastric lavage, carotid sinus massage) are required

Self-care for Hiccups

  • Drink a glass of cold water
  • Eat a teaspoon of sugar
  • Hold your breath

Investigations for Hiccups

  • Rarely required
 Symptoms of Hiccups