Hiccup – Why do they happen?

It was late at night and I started getting hiccups and had no clue what to do next? As usual i google and got all the information. Thought it might be useful to you one day.

Why do we experience hiccups?

Hiccups result from involuntary spasms of the diaphragm. Many people get them after meals, and they can go on for hours if not brought to a halt.

How to stop it?

  1. Step 1

    Hold your breath for 30 seconds and then release it.

  2. Step 2

    Breathe into a paper bag five times in a row.

  3. Step 3

    Sip 10 consecutive gulps slowly from a glass of water without stopping to take a breath.

  4. Step 4

    Immerse your face in ice-cold water for 30 seconds.

  5. Step 5

    Swallow a teaspoon of dry white granulated sugar.

  6. Step 6

    If you began to hiccup after taking a medication, seek medical help. Also see a doctor if the hiccups don’t stop after 24 hours (3 hours for young children) of if they are extremely painful.


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