Hiccups are repetitive, uncontrollable contractions of the diaphragm. The diaphragm is a muscle just below the lungs that regulates breathing. The diaphragm contracting out of rhythm causes hiccups. Each spasm makes the larynx and vocal cords close suddenly. This results in a rush of air into the lungs. The body reacts with a gasp, creating the sound characteristic of hiccups. There are many potential causes of hiccups.
In some cases, persistent hiccups are caused by an underlying disease. Over
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Comprehensive overview covers causes, treatment and self-care for hiccups. ...
Hiccups that last more than 48 hours may be caused by a variety of factors, ...
Apr 4, 2008 ... Episodes that last for more than two days and less than a month are sometimes
called persistent hiccups. On rare occasions, hiccups persist ...
Hiccups are believed to be due to stimulation of the hiccup reflex arc and are
generally transient and innocuous. Sometimes they are persistent and
Sep 26, 2015 ... Hiccups are repetitive, uncontrollable contractions of the diaphragm muscle. Your
diaphragm is the muscle just below your lungs. It marks the ...
Dec 20, 2016 ... No medical training is required to recognize hiccups. However, persistent and
intractable hiccups frequently are associated with an underlying ...
Nov 19, 2015 ... Hiccups are rarely a cause for concern, but if hiccups become frequent, chronic,
and persistent (lasting more than 3 hours), if they affect ...
Sep 15, 2014 ... Hiccups occur when your diaphragm (the thin layer of muscle that ... Persistent
hiccups can sometimes also be caused by a reaction to certain ...
Hiccup causes and cures for infants and babies are provided. ... (Thorazine),
haloperidol (Haldol), and metoclopramide (Reglan) for severe, persistent hiccups