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Suffering from intractable hiccups and GERD. Not cured by medication. Proper treatment?

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spouse has intractable hiccups, we have seen multiple docs and used all the usual pharma,
any expertise out there?
he has GERDS and digestive issues

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Posted Mon, 15 Apr 2013 in GERD
Answered by Dr. Prasad Akole 4 hours later
Dear friend, welcome and thanks for entrusting your query here at Healthcaremagic!
I am Dr. Prasad Akole (Critical Care Expert- and am glad to address to your query here.

The hiccups are spasmodic contractions of the diaphragm (the breathing muscle). Some common causes are dyspepsia, kidney failure, some neurological diseases, pathology near the diaphragm (the breathing muscle), phrenic nerve irritation in the neck and thorax.
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Please load all the details of the illness, medicines tried etc.
Is GERD adequately treated?
How often in a day the hiccups occur?
Are any of the above causes considered earlier?
Can you please elaborate on the digestive problems?
Is there any swelling on the legs or a known kidney problem?
Does he have any brain/ neurological problem?
It would greatly help if you could upload all the above requested info here using the uploading service available on this site just below the text box. You can email the reports / scans to
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