How to Stop Hiccups in Only Seconds….

Hiccups are rarely serious, but are definitely  annoying. There are many remedies to cure hiccups from holding your breath to drinking water. This is one we have been talking about since 1976. It’s simple and easy.

Hiccups occur because of the diaphragm spasms which  causes us to take a quick breath. The sudden rush of air causes the epiglottis ( to shut and interrupt the breath, which makes the familiar “hic” sound.

A teaspoon of sugar swallowed dry can stop hiccups in minutes, says Andre Dubois, MD, PhD, a professor of medicine in the emerging infectious diseases graduate program at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. The sugar is  found to to modify the nerve muscles that would otherwise tell the muscles in the diaphragm to contract spasmodically and lead to hiccups.

 Overloading the nerve endings in the mouth with a sweet sensation may do the trick. Take a teaspoonful of sugar, and  place it on the back of the tongue, where “sour” is tasted.




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s