Hiccups are "synchronous diaphragmatic flutters" that happen when the diaphragm contracts involuntarily. They can be caused by eating or drinking too quickly or drinking carbonated beverages, which result in excess air in the stomach. Excitement, emotional stress, some disorders, and medications can also cause hiccups. In most cases, they go away on their own, but over the centuries, people have come up with various home remedies that could help.
A spoonful of sugar could stop hiccups in their tracks. Ingesting such a grainy substance slightly irritates the esophagus, essentially interrupting the hiccups and resetting your body.
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