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Hiccups
By Shamz
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What is it?
A hiccup or hiccough is a contraction of the diaphragm that
repeats several times per minute. In humans, the abrupt rush
of air into the lungs causes the vocal cords to close, creating
a “hic” sound.
-Dictonary.com
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What causes hiccups?
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Carbonated beverages
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Alcohol
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Dry breads
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Spicy food
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Chemotherapy has been implicated in hiccups
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How to stop hiccups?
There’s no scientifically proven way to how to stop a hiccup
however the following methods have been effective:
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To hold your breath
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Drink cold water
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To be shocked or surprised
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Standing on your head
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Teaspoon of sugar
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Bibliography
"What Causes Hiccups?" KidsHealth - the Web's Most Visited Site
about Children's Health. Web. 09 May 2011. <http://
kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/hiccup.html>.
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