Here is presented information about Hiccups, its
causes and symptoms.
Hiccups can be described as brief, irritable spasms
of the diaphragm that can last from a few seconds to a few minutes.
There are basically three types of hiccups - transient or acute hiccups,
persistent hiccups and intractable hiccups. While the transient or acute
hiccups last only for a few minutes, persistent hiccups last longer than
48 hours, but less than a month. Intractable hiccups last for more than
two months and are often the result of an underlying medical condition.
To know more about the causes and symptoms of hiccups, go through the
Causes Of Hiccups
- Eating spicy food
- Eating a large meal
- Drinking too many carbonated beverages
- Swallowing excessive air
- Drinking alcohol
- Sudden temperature changes
- Tobacco use
- Sudden excitement or emotional stress
- Nerve damage or irritation.
- Central nervous system disorders
- Metabolic disorders
Symptoms Of Hiccups
The only symptoms of hiccups are a characteristic sound, which is
preceded by a small tightening sensation in your chest, abdomen or
throat. While some people have four hiccups in a minute, there are many
who get 60 hiccups a minute. Usually, they are not a cause for concern.
Still, if a person has prolonged hiccups for more than 48 hours, it is a
cause of worry and requires medical attention.