Thursday, March 4, 2010
What causes hiccups, and is there a cure? GUEST BLOG
Today's Blog is written by Alex
Everyone has pondered this question before: How does one cure hiccups? Hiccups are caused by an irritation in the diaphragm, Normally, the diaphragm pulls down when you exhale and pushes up when you inhale. When you have hiccups, your diaphragm is irritated due to eating too quickly or too much, an irritation in the stomach or the throat, or feeling nervous or excited. As for a cure, there are multiple ways that people have concocted to cure this harmless affliction, but it would seem like it is different from person to person. Some people claim that you can cure it by letting sugar melt on your tounge, or by drinking from the "wrong side of the glass". These we can both consider to be untrue because neither of them resolve your irritated diaphragm. Some medicinal websites claim that doing breathing excercises can reduce the amount of hiccups had and also prevent future ones from happening.