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7 Causes of Hiccups And 12 Ways To Relieve Them

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Everyone has experienced the hiccups at one point or another. In fact, we probably have all had it several times. Also spelled hiccough, hiccups are sudden and involuntary spasms that start in the diaphragm, producing the “hic” sound. In medical terms, it is known as synchronous diaphragmatic flutter (SDF) or singultus.

Although they don’t usually last long and typically go away on their own, hiccups can be quite annoying. We probably all know a trick or two to get rid of it, handed down to us by our families or shared by friends. There are several ways to remedy hiccups that have been passed on through the years. However, prolonged hiccups that last more than 24 to 48 hours should be checked, as it could be a symptom of something more serious.

Following are 12 tried and tested remedies you could try to cure your hiccup. But before that, check out seven reasons why we get them in the first place.