Saturday, November 3, 2012

Hiccups Cure - Hic embarrassed

Type ‘cures for hiccups’ into Google and you’re presented with over half a million results, at least some of which aren’t pornography. But if there’s so much information out there, then why does no one seem to know what the hell hiccups are, why we get them and most importantly, how to make them go away?
Hiccups are known to doctors as Synchronous Diaphragmatic Flutters (SDFs): sporadic contractions of the diaphragm occurring several times a minute, causing air to rush into the lungs through the epiglottis, hence the embarrassing ‘hic’ noise.
Hiccups result from involuntary spasms of the diaphragm. Disturbance in the digestive track leads to hiccups. Under normal circumstances hiccups last anywhere between a few minutes maximum up to one hour. Disturbances in digestive route can happen due to over eating, eating too fast or too slow, eating spicy stuff, drinking beyond limit can also damage the lining of the food pipe.
Here is a collection of remedies in curing hiccups:

* Pull your tongue gently forward with your thumb and index finger
* Bend you neck backwards, hold your breath and count to ten. Exhale immediately and drink a glass of water.
* Hold a paper bag to your face an breath in and out. Don't use a plastic bag.
* Swallow a small glass of finely cracked ice.
* Take a cotton swab and massage the back of the roof of your mouth.
* Slowly eat a slice of dry bread.
* Rapidly drink a glass of water
* Swallow a teaspoon of dry white granulated sugar.
* put your fingers in your ears to stop hiccups.
* someone surprise you can overwhelm the vagus nerve and put an end to hiccups.
* Hold your nose and close your mouth
* Munch ginger
* Suck on slices of fresh lemon

If hiccups last beyond one hour or longer its time to see the doctor. Possibilities of such long spells of hiccups may include infection or problem in kidney or liver, nervous system or stomach related problems, like ulcers; and even cancer and heart attacks.

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