Hiccups - Frequently Asked Questions
- A hiccup (hiccough) is a spasm or involuntary contraction of the diaphragm (muscular membrane separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities which assists respiration). This results in a sudden inhalation that is aborted by an equally sudden closure of the vocal cords - which generates a unique sound, identified as the hiccup.
- What symptoms can be associated with hiccups?
- * The sudden closure of the vocal cords generates a unique sound.
- Most cases are of short duration and seem to be without obvious cause. Sometimes it can be caused by irritation of the diaphragm or the phrenic nerves. Pleurisy, pneumonia, pancreatitis, alcoholism, hepatitis, or some disorders of the stomach or esophagus can sometimes cause this. They can indicate an imbalance in your system. When you have an imbalance, you are susceptible to various diseases which can settle in weak areas of your body. You can check to
see if there is an imbalance in your system.
- How do I prevent hiccups from recurring?
- If you take the Balance Analysis and find that there is an imbalance in
your system, you can generally restore balance through simple, natural methods that affect your food choices and
activity choices. You can do this by visiting an Ayurvedic physician or by ordering a Personalized Report for Restoring Balance.
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