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What is the cause of hiccups...?

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Asked by jafar, 02 Mar '13 01:01 am
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A very full stomach can cause bouts of hiccups that go away on their own. A full stomach can be caused by:
Eating too much food too quickly.
Drinking too much alcohol.
Swallowing too much air.
Smoking.
A sudden change in stomach temperature, such as drinking a hot beverage and then a cold beverage.
Emotional stress or excitement.....
Answered by Annes, 02 Mar '13 01:06 am

 
  
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Experts are not sure what causes hiccups and why we do them. Most agree that they are often triggered by minor stomach upsets. Sometimes, hiccups are said to have a psychological, rather than a physical cause - however, nobody really knows.

In the majority of cases, hiccups resolve without any treatment within a few minutes.
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Answered by anil garg, 07 Mar '13 06:49 pm

 
  
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It comes with lack of drinking water ..in an ordinary way.. but if its persistent then it needs medical attention
Answered by mrs mary joseph, 02 Mar '13 04:33 pm

 
  
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Eating too much food too quickly.
Drinking too much alcohol.
Swallowing too much air.
Smoking.
Answered by Quest, 02 Mar '13 11:26 am

 
  
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Swallowing too much air.
Answered by Manju Sikri, 02 Mar '13 08:43 am

 
  
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Answered by Admn, 02 Mar '13 01:56 am

 
  
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The abrupt rush of air into the lungs causes the vocal cords to close creating a hic sound.....
Answered by navnath waghmare, 02 Mar '13 01:07 am

 
  
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If a person gets hiccups and wants to know what has set them off, there is a long list of medical or physiological disorders that are associated with hiccups and seem to cause them. The most common by far is distension or expansion of the stomach and movement of stomach acid into the esophagus. After that, a disease or irritation in the thorax could be to blame. Irritation of the phrenic nerve (the nerve to the diaphragm) or the diaphragm is often cited as a cause of hiccups, but this is only speculation about the exact mechanism. Hiccups can also arise from a variety of neurological lesions, many of them involving the brain stem, or some metabolic disorders (particularly renal failure). Medications, often ones that promote acid reflux into the esophagus, and a variety of other disorders have also been linked to hiccups.

In medical practice, however, we do not start looking for any of these causes unless the hiccups are very persistent or if they came on very dramatically for no obv ...more
Answered by Rocking Raaj, 02 Mar '13 01:03 am

 
  
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