What causes hiccups: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

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With your Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute. I'm Jefferson baking hiccups as pretty easy getting rid of the real ones can be difficult. It's all involuntary contraction of the diaphragm followed by closure of the vocal chords. Lisa that characteristic sound gastroenterologist. Dr Mark Larson says most hiccup triggers are associated with temporary bloating of the stomach that might be over eating or rapidly. Eating says gulping down big drinks, especially carbonated once can cause hiccups even being suddenly excited or scared can cause that repetitive. Involuntary contraction of the diaphragm most people who experience hiccups do. So for only a very short period of time, usually less than manner to rarely hiccups can last for days or even months that may be a clue that there's an underlying medical condition as for halting the hiccups. Dr Larson suggests simple remedies such as holding your breath gargling or simply sipping on cold water. For more information talk with your healthcare provider or visit mayo clinic dot org.

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