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What is the reason we get hiccups (vekilu in Telugu)?

Date: 11 May 2016   Posted By: Bhushan     Group: Opinion About    Category: Miscellaneous   

Generally when we get hiccups they do not have the tendency to stop. People ask us to drink water. Some say, if you hear some surprise news it will get stopped but for me, I will put sugar in the mouth . What is the reason behind hiccups? Is it indigestion or any other thing that leads to hiccups? Are hiccups dangerous or does it lead to death? what is the reason of getting hiccups? Will our heart be up and down due to hiccups? Knowledgeable members can respond to this question.

Puzzled about the cause of hiccups? Learn from experts the reasons for hiccups and its consequences too.

Author: Saji Ganesh    11 May 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 0    Voting Score: 0

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Author: Joyshree    11 May 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

People might associate hiccup with any superstition but there is a scientific reason of hiccups. There are muscles beneath our ribs and above our diaphragm. These muscles move when we breathe in or breathe out. When we eat too fast due to some unavoidable reason these muscles beneath the ribs contract.

This is because the stomach muscles right under these muscles are also moving fast to adjust with the fast moving mouth muscles. So when we try to breathe in after eating very must these muscles also contract and leave us in the unwanted situation of prolonged hiccups.
To pacify these muscles we need to sit and relax first. After that we need to drink plenty of water to free the oesophagus, of the food just consumed.I have never heard of any cases where hiccups lead to death. When you have a prolonged hiccup just do as I mentioned and you will get a relief.

Author: Timmappa Kamat    12 May 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Hiccups have a scientific reason for their occurrence. The muscles used in the breathing activity are situated between the ribs and the diaphragm.
The most common reason for the hiccups is eating or drinking too much. The same done too quickly can also cause them. The stomach situated just beneath the diaphragm irritates the diaphragm. as a result the diaphragm contracts and causes hiccups. A disturbance between the brain and the above said muscles too can cause hiccups. That is exactly why we experience hiccups when in emotional distress. A sudden shock corrects this disturbance and that is why we are asked to get shocked suddenly to get rid of hiccups.

There are many remedies to it. Anything that relaxes the diaphragm works well enough. Holding your breath for a couple of seconds or breathing into a tin or paper bag can also relieve you of it.

Author: Pawan Kumar    12 May 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Common causes of hiccups are eating too quickly, eating or drinking too much, diseases that irritate the nerves that control the diaphragm, abdominal surgery, strokes, Coughing, Swallowing air excessively, Intense emotions such as fear, anxiety, excitement, joy, or euphoria. Some of the home remedies of hiccups are holding your breath, drinking a glass of water quicky, pulling hard on your tongue, biting on a lemon, gargling with water, and using smelling salts.

Author: Saraswathi    14 May 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

Whatever you said is correct. Even though if hiccups does not stop, take deep breath in and leave out slowly out. This way you do not 3 to 4 times. Surely the problem will solve.

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