Hiccups can be very embarrassing especially when it attacks you in public license or somewhere that requires some decency. However, they are not a big deal with one’s health since it is not a permanent health problem.
A hiccup is a sudden unexpected contraction of the diaphragm muscles of the body that causes the vocal cords snap shut, producing the sound that is always heard. In most of the cases to do with hiccups, they always don’t last for long, it might last for roughly 3-10 minutes at most.
A number of lifestyle Habits have been found to trigger the hiccups. Some of the most common ones are as listed below.
Eating too quickly,
Eating or drinking too much,
Health complications that irritate the nerves that control the diaphragm,
Abdominal surgery can be a reason as well,
Brain malignancy is also a major cause,
Smelling of some strong perfumes,
Some medicine when taken in an unusual way or recommended also cause hiccups.
Below are some of the best and most recommended ways on how to end hiccups while at home/ home remedies. Have a look at them beneath:-
1.) Hold your breath for some time but not for long.
2.) Cover your mouth and nose using your hands but continue breathing slowly.
3.) Drink a glass of water quickly as this will help a lot.
4.) If you have a lemon somewhere near, take some bites of it.
5.) The old traditional method to end hiccups was by gargling with water.
6.) Drink water but while lying down on your back.
7.) Ask a friend to try tickling you on you armpits.
8.) Try coughing out, as this will trigger the diaphragm of your body.
In some serious cases where one suffers from hiccup problem that doesn’t end easily or keeps on coming frequently, a doctor may prescribe some medication. Some of the medicines that a Doctor may recommend include:-
Hiccups can be prevented by avoiding overeating, eating too quickly, or drinking too much to help prevent hiccups.