distension or expansion of the stomach and movement of stomach acid into the esophagus
I usually get hiccups when I drink water the wrong way - I heard of one girl who had hiccups for several weeks straight and they determined it to be a psychological problem. There are several reasons why we get them. They can even signal kidney failure. Some days I might get them several times and then not have them for weeks. So are you having the hiccups?
This is gross, but I eat a level teaspoon of dry sugar (or a packet of it - the kind you get at a restaurant). I stops them for me (and my kids) every time I get them. There's something about the granules hitting the diaphragm that "snaps" it back to normal.
Hiccups are the result of a spasm of your diaphram, how to get rid of them, not sure....
This is absolutely correct. I naturally breath through my diaphragm because I sing....so to get of them you need to stop the diaphragm from spasming....to do that....take huge breaths into your diaphragm to impede it from spasming, because it can't if its full of air. (you will know if you are breathing into your diaphragm IF your stomach moves outward when you breath in and not your chest). Hold that breath as long as you can....then very very slowly release the breath. THEN, you're not done yet, take a couple more very very deap diaphragm breaths again and slowly release them as well. Another trick and I haven't a clue why this works but I used to also be a bartender and this is a trick we used....Bitters and Lime. Take a piece of some sort of high acid content fruit (grapefruit, lime, lemon)...douse it in bitters and suck on the fruit. It tastes nasty but it works almost every time.
To Completely get rid of them... Hold Your Breath for 3hours, 14mins and 3seconds!
This method is guarranteed and also gets rid of any other worry that you may currently have, or may have in the future!
I usually can 'drink upside down' and that works. You do this by drinking from the far side of the cup instead of the near side or usual side. Its a bit messy and tricky but once you get the hang of it it seems to work most of the time
@PD - I'm awaiting with baited breat to see how long before someone asks what 'FGS' means
As for hiccups - no one really knows why we get them. And there's no point to them either. They don't make anything better or worse. They just happen.
They're a pointless little puzzle. A bit like wasps
lolol PD - you totally spoiled my Sunday. You gave out free information ...
Sorry About That FD... It was Monday here... A WORK DAY
I should have realised that it was Your Sunday LiLy Pad Day..in your part of the big pond... Damn: You'll have to settle for DragonFlies
@ Lorlie....... That BS must Really 'Tick' her off
I have a step-daughter whose doctor claims her hiccups are a form of Tourette's.
My little girl got the hiccups really bad the other day; first in a long time. For the first ten minutes or so she would hiccup then start giggling after each hiccup. Even I was laughing. Once it started winding up to fifteen minutes she didn't giggle so much and started pouting on verge of tears. So I started a pillow fight and tickle war with her for a good five minutes or so and they were gone!
Some people's theory say the hiccups ended due to the heightened heart rate, others say it's the distraction that does it. Either way- it worked for her!
My Sister gets them more since she had a stroke aged 28, (she is now 44), apparently this is not unusual.
I have been told it is a spasm of the diaphragm, and the best way to cure it (which has always worked for me and for friends of mine, is to lay on the floor on your back, legs together and arms outstretched (crucified position), and then hold your breath as long as you can manage. After this, stand up and your hiccups are gone. (I was given this tip by a singer, and as you probably know, the diaphragm is an important part of singing, so I guess he knew what he was talking about).
I cant say that i know why we get hiccups. But i know that every since i was a Child we we got hiccups are parent would have us get a glass of water and sip it. With each sip they would tell up to hold are breath. it has worked for us....Its funny because after seeing this hub i contacted my siblings to ask what they do for there hiccups and they all said the same thing. I hope this helps.
The only way I have ever found to get rid of my hiccups is to hold my breath, shut my eyes and stick my fingers in my ears - sensory deprivation I guess - works a treat though :-)
i always try holding my breath for 30 seconds, it doesn't work !
Hiccups cant be cured in any other means. I feel we can cure them by just start thinking about something else other then the hiccups that should help. Rest others i am not sure. It works for me atleast..! Think about your gf lolz...
Both my kids get the hiccups when they laugh - I mean really laugh. Once they start, the hiccups aren't far behind. Have no idea why.
I remember feeling my son hiccup all the time when I was pregnant. Must have been having a really good time - no wonder he was 5 days late.
I also recommend the sugar - works every time.
Hiccups are gone when someone(or something) frightens, how it works?
by Longtail 6 years ago
How can you cure hiccups?
by Alistair Olver 5 years ago
Has anyone else tried rubbing their earlobes to stop hiccups? I've tried it and it works!!!
by wiserworld 7 years ago
How do you stop the hiccups?
by tlmcgaa70 6 years ago
How does sugar stop hiccups?
by InfoFinder 7 years ago
What causes hiccups and how do you get rid of them?I always find it annoying when I develop hiccups. On top of that, it seems like it takes forever to get rid of them. Does anyone know of a good way to make the hiccups stop?
by Dee42 7 years ago
any info on how chemo effects,she has to take 6 months of it.low dosage
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|