Attack of the Hiccups: How To Alleviate!

All of a sudden hiccups attack with involuntary contractions (spasm) of your diaphragm muscle. In which the muscle spasms cause the vocal cords snap shut and producing the hiccup sound. Mostly causing an annoying set back until they subside. Common causes of hiccups include eating too quickly, eating or drinking too much, diseases that irritate the nerves that control the diaphragm, abdominal surgery, strokes or brain tumors, noxious fumes, and certain medications. However, most cases of hiccups resolve themselves in a short period of time and are rarely a medical emergency. Please see your doctor if hiccups last more than three hours, or if they disturb your eating or sleeping habits. There are many ways to remedy those horrible hiccups which include: holding your breath, drinking a glass of water quickly, pulling hard on your tongue, biting on a lemon, gargling with water, and using smelling salts. I usually hold my breath many times as long as I can to alleviate my hiccups. Not all these methods work for everyone and they're are tons of inventive ways people have done to cure their hiccups on their own. If you are a chronic sufferer of hiccups a physician may prescribe medications. Do try your best to avoid overeating, eating too quickly, or drinking too much to help prevent hiccups from attacking. If you're like me and hiccups strike at the worst times (anytime) you'll do anything to keep them from coming. If they do keep this post in mind to help calm those hiccups.