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What Causes Hiccups?

  1. Jangaplanet profile image78
    Jangaplanetposted 6 years ago

    What Causes Hiccups?

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    Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago

    A hiccup is an involuntary spasm of your diaphragm.  That's why I actually have always found success in holding my breath to stop them.  smile  If that doesn't stop them, slow, deep, rhythmic breathing might help also.

  3. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    Hiccups are caused by spasms in the diaphragm.  Something gets it upset and it starts to spasm.

  4. Jbern117 profile image72
    Jbern117posted 6 years ago

    Well, everyone already said it. Involuntary spasm of the diaphragm. But I don't believe an actual "Cause" of the spasm has been found, but I could be wrong.

  5. Jangaplanet profile image78
    Jangaplanetposted 6 years ago

    So all these years i thought it was because i swollowed my food to fast.smile

  6. cjcarter profile image77
    cjcarterposted 6 years ago
  7. Myn Is Me profile image73
    Myn Is Meposted 5 years ago

    Caused by a spasm of the diaphragm, the large powerful muscle situated at the base of the chest cavity, a hiccup (or hiccough) is an abrupt, involuntary intake of air. The diaphragm contracts and relaxes as an aid to breathing; the contractions are... read more