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Suggest remedy for persistent hiccups

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Posted on Thu, 10 Dec 2015
Question: my husband is getting hiccups non-stop. what to do to stop them? and is he getting he hiccups non-stop?
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Answered by Dr. Klerida Shehu (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Following answer to your query.

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for asking!
I read your query and understood your husband concerns.

Hiccups are an unvoluntary spasm of diaphragm muscle and it may be caused to:
- Eating to much or to fast
- Using alxohol, carbonated and energy drink, coffe etc.
- GERD and other gastrointestinal disorders
- Stroke or other brain and nerves disorders
- Excessive emotional stress

In most of the cases he should do one of the following measures to relieve the hiccups:
- Drink a glass of cold water very fast
- Put pressure on his tounge
- Hold on the breathing for 1 minutes

If this measures doesn't help he may ask his doctor for a medication. If you were my patient I would recommend to take Reglan or Chlorpromasine.

Hope this will be of help!
Wish you health!
Dr. Klerida
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Suggest remedy for persistent hiccups

Brief Answer: Following answer to your query. Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you for asking! I read your query and understood your husband concerns. Hiccups are an unvoluntary spasm of diaphragm muscle and it may be caused to: - Eating to much or to fast - Using alxohol, carbonated and energy drink, coffe etc. - GERD and other gastrointestinal disorders - Stroke or other brain and nerves disorders - Excessive emotional stress In most of the cases he should do one of the following measures to relieve the hiccups: - Drink a glass of cold water very fast - Put pressure on his tounge - Hold on the breathing for 1 minutes If this measures doesn't help he may ask his doctor for a medication. If you were my patient I would recommend to take Reglan or Chlorpromasine. Hope this will be of help! Wish you health! Dr. Klerida