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How to get rid of hiccups?

Are you tired of being embarrassed by loud, uncontrolled hiccups?

Don’t worry, because you can get rid of them quickly and easily.

Hiccups are caused by an involuntary spasm of your diaphragm.

Fortunately, there are a few simple techniques to get rid of hiccups right away.

The most common way to stop hiccups is to drink a glass of water very quickly.

This sudden intake of fluid helps to interrupt the signal from the phrenic nerve to the diaphragm and thus disrupts the spasm that causes hiccups.

To maximize the effect, hold your breath for several seconds after you take a sip, or until the hiccups go away.

You can also try eating something sweet, like a spoonful of honey or a few pieces of hard candy.

The sugar will stimulate receptors in your tongue that tell your brain to shut down the hiccup reflex.

Eating crunchy foods such as crackers or potato chips may have a similar effect as drinking water quickly and interrupting the signal from the phrenic nerve to your diaphragm.

If those methods don’t work, you can distract yourself with another task.

Put your attention on something else like counting up to ten or holding your breath until you run out of air and can’t anymore.

By distracting yourself, you’ll focus on something other than the reflex causing hiccups and will help it dissipate faster.

If nothing else works, try breathing deeply and slowly for several minutes straight and trying not to think about anything in particular (or anything at all).

This practice can help relax both body and mind and stop the reflex that is causing your hiccups.

It’s easy enough to get rid of hiccups fast by following one (or all) of these strategies!

Try these methods whenever they start bothering you – chances are that they’ll disappear in no time!

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