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Why People Hiccup

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Amberly Gottgray

on 16 January 2013

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Hiccups? Diaphragm and Hiccups Other reasons How to get rid of them So, what are hiccups? In conclusion, hiccups are created by irritating the diaphragm. They can be caused by many different reasons such as eating too fast and swallowing too much air. Hiccups can be very annoying but they can be cured with many different remedies. So please, give your diaphragm a break! Why People Hiccup The diaphragm is one of the many reasons why we hiccup
Our diaphragm controls the air pull into our lungs, and out of our lungs
When we eat too much or too fast, the diaphragm jerks air into our lungs, causing hiccups
Hiccups only last a couple minutes at the most
Another thing that causes the diaphragm to jerk is nervousness and excitement.
These are the reasons as to why the diaphragm causes hiccups Eating too FAST:
If a person eats too fast, he or she can swallow air along with food and end up with the hiccups.
Eating too MUCH: Especially fatty foods (Ex. Fast Food like: McDonalds, Wendy's, Burger King, etc.)
Drinking too MUCH: Such as alcohol or carbonated drinks
Swallowing too much air
Smoking
A sudden change in stomach temperature, such as drinking a hot beverage and then a cold beverage. Amber, Safiya & Anson
Class 8B As far as you know, hiccups are just annoying little sounds that interrupt you, and they appear to last for what seems like ages. Here are some of the reasons as to why we hiccup... Our Sources http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/this-could-be-big-abc-news/lollipop-cure-hiccups-014704583.html
http://www.readersdigest.ca/health/home-remedies/7-ways-get-rid-hiccups
http://kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/hiccup.html
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/181573.php 1. 2. Hiccups are a reflex triggered by the Vagus nerve when it becomes irritated.
To cure hiccups you "distract" or stimulate the Vagus nerve so it stops making hiccups and focuses on that thing.
Some examples comprise of: dumping a teaspoon of sugar towards the back of your tongue, etc. Hiccups are an annoying reaction caused by your spamming diaphragm
They cause a distinctive sound when your inhalation hits your voice box.
They are non-lethal.
Hiccups can make conversation difficult.
Hiccups are EXTREMELY ANNOYING!!!! No More Hiccups!
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