Well, hiccups arise from the muscle called the diaphragm
(pronounced as die-ah-fram). This muscle separates your
chest from your tummy. Diaphragm helps you to breathe.
Sometimes, the diaphragm becomes irritated and, moves
jerkily causing your breath to come out funnily causing
the silly voice leading to hiccups.
Eating too quickly, too much or feeling nervous
causes hiccups. Usually hiccups last only a few minutes,
but in some medical conditions, they may last for days
and even weeks.
And how do you ever rid your hiccups. Letís try
and see what we can do: -
- How about drinking 7 sips from a glass of water
at a stretch.
- Breathe into a paper bag.
- Asking someone to scare you to death? (Well, if
that doesnít cure your hiccups, at least it wonít
trouble you, as youíll be almost dead.