Hiccups: Noise and diaphragm muscle contractions (properly called "hiccoughs").
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causes, and treatments of Hiccups is available below.
Symptoms of Hiccups
- Hiccuping sound
- Recurring cough-like sound
- Recurring diaphragm muscle contractions
- Hiccupping of a fetus in the womb - pregnant women can often feel or hear the fetus hiccupping
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Treatments for Hiccups
- Commonly mentioned simple remedies that may or may not work:
- Holding deep breaths
- Rebreathing - breathing into a paper bag
- Drinking a glass of water
- Startling the person
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Causes of Hiccups
- Normal hiccups - people get occasional bouts hiccups now and then.
- Diaphragm conditions
- Diaphragm tumor
- Diaphragm irritation
- Diaphragm nerve irritation
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causes of Hiccups
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Prognosis for Hiccups
Prognosis for Hiccups:
Almost always harmless unless chronically recurrent or continuous. Underlying conditions can occasionally be serious.
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Definitions of Hiccups:
A diaphragmatic spasm causing a sudden inhalation which is interrupted by a spasmodic closure of the glottis, producing a noise. (On-line Medical Dictionary)
- (Source - Diseases Database)
(usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound; sometimes a symptom of indigestion; "how do you cure the hiccups?"
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
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