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Transcript of Josie Pazaras
What are Hiccups?
The breath of fresh air is caused by a convulsion act of the diaphragm. The diaphragm is a large muscle that contracts and rest, usually the contractions have a rhythm and are light.
What are Hiccups?
The annoyance of organs around the diaphragm, or diseases, can make the diaphragm contract instantly. This action pulls air into the lungs through the voice box (larynx). The larynx is edged by the vocal cords and topped by the epiglottis, a cap that keeps food from getting into the passages of air. Then, the larynx is covered by the epiglottis when the diaphragm quickly contracts. Once the spasm of the diaphragm pulls air into the larynx, the air strikes the closed epiglottis which makes the vocal cords move. The movement of the cords creates the "hic" sound that we hear.
Where Do Hiccups Form?
How To Prevent Hiccups
I'm sure you have had hiccups before and gotten rid of them by eating a spoonful of peanut butter but, that is not the only way to say goodbye to the hiccups. You may want to breath in deeply and hold your breath, or even grab a paper bag and blow air into it. There are many theories on how to stop hiccups but you will never know until you try them out!
Why Do Humans Get Hiccups
You may get hiccups from laughing to much, swallowing food to fast, or even your best friend scaring you. But hiccups form from the instant your diaphragm has a spasm. Then, in just a few seconds, your hiccup travels through the process I have just explained to you. So, the next time you have a hiccup you could think of the air smacking your epiglottis and it making the hiccups come right out of your vocal cords.