How to stop hiccups? Here’s the solution!

Hiccups is defined as uncontrolled and sudden contraction of the diaphragm that is repeated several times within one minute.

Hiccups can sometimes take several minutes and spontaneously stop, but often it can take so long that you will literally fatigue and prevent from normal functioning.

Although it is sometimes impossible to determine the cause of hiccups, hiccups are usually caused by irritation of the nerves that are located in the brain, and who have the task of control the rhythm of breathing and airway function. By irritation of the nerves, comes mainly during the consumption of foods that have intense tastes like spicy food, but also during consumption of alcoholic or carbonated drinks or drinks that are too cold.

If you are someone who often has a problem with hiccups and if hiccups are so long that makes you feel tired, we suggest that through the content of this article learn how to stop the hiccups.


How to stop hiccups?

There are a lot of ways that you can stop hiccups. These are some of the simplest and most effective ways:

1. Breathe and hold your breath as deeply and long as you can. When you feel that you no longer you can hold your breath and you have to breathe air, do so. You will notice that the hiccups have stopped. This way of stopping hiccups, works by holding breath, the body is rapidly increasing level of carbon dioxide and it causes relaxation of the diaphragm. At a time when the diaphragm completely relax, hiccups stops.

2. Have a cup of water in a way that you have around ten short and fast sips. After the tenth sip of water in this way, you will notice that hiccups stops. This way of stopping hiccups, works by consumption of water in this manner causes a contraction of the esophagus, and the contractions esophagus, influence it to stop the contraction of the diaphragm and the hiccups stops.

3. Eat something sour. In particular, you can take a few drops of freshly squeezed juice lemon, and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar or pickle. This method of stopping hiccups, works by acidic foods cause muscle contraction within the oral cavity and esophagus muscle contraction, and this causing the contraction of the diaphragm and hiccups stops.

4. Spread your tongue as you can and try to breathe several minutes. In this way, you should stop the contraction of the diaphragm and to stop hiccups.


5. Lay down on the back on a flat surface and from that position in the range of about two minutes breathe air as deeply as you can, and then hold it by about ten seconds and exhale. In this way, you will also be able to relax diaphragm and to prevent its contraction, and therefore you will stop hiccups.

6. Stand up straight with your back and head against the wall. From this position, put one hand on diaphragm and gently push (part stomach above the stomach) and when you do that, randomly inhale more deeply air and exhale it, while pressing with the palm on the diaphragm. Repeat this procedure for a few minutes, or until you notice that you stopped the hiccups.

7. Take one teaspoon of honey, chocolate cream or ice cream and gently melt in your mouth and swallow slowly. Thus, it should be successful, because you seem to relax nerves. What is important to mention is that if you choose ice cream make sure you will use it in a method described before, you should make sure that ice cream is completely melted and slightly warm in the mouth before swallowing it. Swallowing cold ice cream, you could extend or intensify hiccups.

If one (any) of the above advice and described ways in which you can stop the hiccups do not help, do not jump up and do not give up, but try another method. You’re sure to find one who will work in your case most effectively and that will stop hiccups.

When you find the most effective way that in your case seems to stop hiccups, do not change it and practice it as checked, every time you necessary, and each time you get hiccups.


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