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Hiccups are a harmless yet irksome condition characterized by a contraction of the diaphragm. Hiccups usually go away with simple home remedies, but chronic hiccups may require medical intervention.
Asked in Hiccups
How should you start you hiccup speech?
im doing a speech on hiccups myself. try starting with the top 5 worst places to get the hiccups or how you came across the ideaof this speech topic or you could say how embarrasing it would be to be doing a speech and suddenly be attacked with a case of hiccups ...
How do you get rid of hiccups?
Putting an End to Hiccups Almost all hiccup cures work by increasing the carbon dioxide level to alter the breathing cycle (holding breath) or by diluting stomach contents (water, sugar) that could be triggering nerve irritation there. --- Almost all classic cures for hiccups involve eating or drinking something, and there are two reasons they may work. The first is that when swallowing, air is not entering the lungs, which raises the level of carbon dioxide and suppresses any spasms of the diaphragm. The second is...
Asked in Health, Pregnancy Symptoms, Hiccups
What could constant silent burping like a hiccup be a symptom of?
It could just be that you have got alot of wind but i would definitely contact your doctor ...
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What causes the hiccups?
Having Hiccups Causes Hiccups are caused by irritation and stimulation of the nerves in the esophagus, stomach, and diaphragm. This causes the diaphragm to contract in spasms. Eating too fast or swallowing too much air can also create hiccups. Treatments Drink water Hold your breath Drink water while simultaneously holding your breath (don't breathe through your nose) Take a teaspoon of sugar Take a teaspoon of peanut butter Drink a glass of water and then turn upside-down (to get your mind off the hiccups). Breathe in from a paper bag to...
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How does vineger and sugar get rid of hiccups?
I haven't tried sugar in a while, but who would want to swallow vinegar? No offense or anything. I swear by peanut butter. If it doesn't work the first time, keep trying it. Its supposed to relax the nerve that causes hiccups or something. It works about 99% of the time. Out of all the time I've tried it, only once it didn't work. ...
Does holding your breath stop hiccups?
Well, the answer to your question is that holding your breath does not stop hiccups. In fact, pouring yourself a drink of anything, really, and bending your neck down, then drinking it, stops them. I'm laughing at this answer, because as you drink a whole glass of "anything, really", whether your neck is bent down, up, or sideways ... unless you are holding your breath while you do so, it doesn't work. if you are drinking AND breathing, that's called "sipping", and it...
How do you cure hiccups?
Hiccups are spasmodic rises of the diaphragm beneath the lungs, usually caused by nerve stimulus or digestive irregularities. They can usually be stopped by increasing the carbon dioxide content of the lungs (breathing in and out of a paper bag, for example). Drinking water or consuming certain foods may stop hiccups, when stomach irritation is the location of the cause. Hiccup Cures *If you notice ALL the answers regarding drinking, swallowing upside down, singing hanging from an antique willow bush at noon on Tuesday...
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How does water get rid of hiccups?
There are two reasons water may cure hiccups: 1) It changes your breathing pattern, so it may stop the spasms affecting the diaphragm muscle. Holding your breath, or breathing into a paper bag can work because it increases the level of carbon dioxide, suppressing the nerves. So can inhaling and then very slowly exhaling for a few breaths. 2) If your hiccups are being caused by a stomach problem (excess acid, indigestion), a little water may reduce the irritation and stop the triggering...
Asked in Health, Onomatopoeia, Hiccups
Why do we hiccup?
The physical reason we hiccup is due to sudden contractions of muscles used for respiration, specifically to inhale. As the muscles begin to move, the glottis snaps shut and closes off the windpipe, causing the 'hic' noise associated with hiccups. The science world is still trying to work out the actual purpose of hiccups, suggested theories are: that it's a link to our evolutionary past as water dwelling creatures; that unborn babies hiccup either as a way to prepare the respiratory muscles...
Asked in Fetal Movement, Hiccups
What do fetal hiccups feel like?
Fetal hiccups feel like gentle, rhythmic kicking or taps in the same area for a few seconds up to many minutes. The further along a woman gets in her pregnancy the stronger the hiccups become until you can see the belly jump where the hiccups are originating. ...
What happens when you hiccup?
Your diaphragm contracts, which forces your lung to draw in air. Hiccups are caused when your body is trying too hard to regulate your breathing, so it accidentally messes itself up. The actual hiccup is your body trying to get back on track. ...
Asked in Child Health, Babies, Hiccups
How do you get rid of a 2 month old babys hiccups?
Two month old babies are well known for hiccupping a lot. You can try giving the baby a bottle of sterile water . . . ...
Why do you have constant hiccups during pregnancy?
I did some research and hiccups are more common towards the end of the first trimester and start of the second trimester. Your lungs are taking 30-40 percent more air with each inhale/exhale. ...
Asked in Health, The Difference Between, Hiccups
What is the difference between a hiccup and a hiccough?
A hiccup and a hiccough are actually the same thing (pronounced the same as well). It is spelled hic'cough,' beacause, in the seventeenth century, it was believed that the act of hiccupping was related to 'cough'ing. Another term for hiccup (or hiccough) is singultus (though used MUCH less). ...
Asked in Domestic Dogs, Hiccups
Why does my dog make like a hiccup sound when he sleeps?
it might be serious if your dog is having hiccups especially if 3 years old or up , it can be having a serious heart problem that's what came out with my bullmastiff doesnt seems like important at first and i waited thinking its normal for 2 months or so but came out he has an enlarged heart so if you are suspicious and your dog is not a pupy any more please go get a blood test and x...