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?
Hold your breath for 30 seconds and then release it.
Breathe into a paper bag five times in a row.
Sip 10 consecutive gulps slowly from a glass of water without stopping to take a breath.
Immerse your face in ice-cold water for 30 seconds.
Swallow a teaspoon of dry white granulated sugar.
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.