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How can frequent hiccups be treated?

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Posted on Mon, 19 Jun 2017
Question: Cure for hiccups
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Answered by Dr. Ornela Ademovi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Depends on whether it's short or long term

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Hiccups are involuntary contractions of the muscle part of the diaphragm.
if this hiccup problem just started, then simple measures like grabbing your tongue, drinking water, biting on a lemon and holding your breath should solve the problem in no time.
If you have been having hiccups for more than three hours, keeps you from sleeping and eating, then I recommend you see a doctor for further examination, as this may be a sign of a bigger problem.

I hope this helps. If you have further questions I'd be happy to answer them.
Wishing you good health and all the best
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How can frequent hiccups be treated?

Brief Answer: Depends on whether it's short or long term Detailed Answer: Hello, Hiccups are involuntary contractions of the muscle part of the diaphragm. if this hiccup problem just started, then simple measures like grabbing your tongue, drinking water, biting on a lemon and holding your breath should solve the problem in no time. If you have been having hiccups for more than three hours, keeps you from sleeping and eating, then I recommend you see a doctor for further examination, as this may be a sign of a bigger problem. I hope this helps. If you have further questions I'd be happy to answer them. Wishing you good health and all the best