Hello Bloggers..!!! I am back with my blog after a long gap.... Here follows the first part of my BLOG..
WHAT ARE HICCUPS??
A hiccup is a sudden, involuntary contraction or a spasm of the diaphragm muscle. When the muscle spasms, the vocal cords snap shut,and produces the hiccup sound.Hiccups are often rhythmic. They are generally just a temporary minor annoyance, but prolonged hiccups may lead a major medical problem.
CAUSES OF HICCUPS.
Eating too quickly and swallowing air along with the foods.
Eating too much (fatty or spicy foods, in particular) or drinking too much (like carbonated beverages or alcohol ) may cause irritation to diaphragm.
Any disease that irritates the nerves that control the diaphragm .
Abdominal surgery can also annoy the nerves that control the diaphragm, as they may cause the hiccups
Some medicines may also have hiccups as a side effect, for instance.medications for acid reflux..Most benzodiazepines, like diazepam, alprazolam, and lorazepam ,levodopa, nicotine, and ondansetron, Noxious fumes can also leads to hiccups.
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