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Posted by: Lydia Tshabangu | 2010/06/03

Hiccup

Hi Doc,

What causes a hiccup, and what can i use to stop it.

Regards,
Lydia

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hi

Hiccups is caused by spasms of the diaphragm. a membrane separating your thorax and abdomen. Short-term hiccups are usually caused by eating and drinking habits, a sudden temperature change, excitement or stress. Long-term hiccups can be caused by damage or irritation to the vagus or phrenic nerves, nervous system disorders and metabolic disorders.
if the problem is chronic then i suggest you see an acupuncturist.

Regards
Dr Debbie
www.drdebbie.co.za

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