|Written by Susan Golis|
Hiccups seem to happen whenever you drink a carbonated beverage too quickly, or laugh nonstop.Â Hiccups will also occur after or during a highly seasoned meal. Â There is no right time or place for hiccups, as they come on quickly and can be embarrassing especially if you are in a meeting, in the library, or a number of areas that reserve the rights to have quiet surroundings.
Hiccups are spasms in the diaphragm that causes you to breathe in rapidly; the closing of the glottis, a space between your vocal cords and your larynx, blocks this inhalation.Â This is what causes the hiccup sound.Â If you have a medical condition, or if you are taking medication and find that, your hiccups are excessive then contact your physician, otherwise here is a remedy for hiccups.
Keep a small paper bag handy; place it in your car, pocket, desk at work or in your purse.
Open the paper bag and place it so it covers your nose and mouth.
Breathe into the bag by inhaling and exhaling.Â Repeat the breathing five or six times.
Remove the bag from your face and wait to see if it has remedied the hiccups.
Repeat the breathing exercise if hiccups continue.
If you do not have a paper bag, then inhale deeply and hold until your breath until you cannot hold your breath any longer.Â Exhale. Repeat this hiccup remedy if needed.
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