We all tend to hiccup due to sudden excitement, intake of carbonated drinks and eating larger meals. But, if your hiccups are lasting, you should seek medical help.
Imagine that you are attending an important party or meeting and suddenly you start to have persistent hiccups, annoying, right? But, that is not worrisome. If you experience it for 2 or 3 days in a row, it is alarming. Hiccups are involuntary, spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm and intercostal muscles, the researchers say.
A sudden and involuntary contraction (spasm) of the diaphragm muscle can be referred to as hiccups. The vocal cords close, producing the hiccup sound when the muscle spasms and are quite embarrassing. Drinking too much and eating too fast can result in hiccups.
In a minute, hiccup It can happen between four and sixty times, surprising right? Those that occur without any specific reason and occur within a few minutes are known as acute hiccups. You can stop the hiccups by holding your breath.
The neurologists at Loyola Medicine say that everyone has hiccups at some time or another. But, some people may have hiccups that last longer than a month. Intractable hiccups can happen frequently, but people do not realize it, said Stasia Rouse, a resident of the Chief of Neurology, and assistant professor Matthew Wodziak.
Both intractable hiccups (lasting more than a month) and persistent hiccups (lasting more than 2 days) can be worrisome and are associated with various medical conditions and can hinder their quality of life. It can also affect your eating and sleeping habits.
Know how you can get rid of of hiccup
• You should drink a glass of water quickly if you start to have hiccups
• You must bite a lemon
• You must gargle with water
• You must smell the salts.
One warning: if your setbacks last a long time, do not ignore them, just visit your doctor, as a timely intervention can help you cope. Also, follow and maintain good eating habits.
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Reference: https://www.thehealthsite.com/news/persistent-hiccups-visit-your-doctor-immently-av0718/, by Aishwarya Vaidya
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