Causes of Hiccups

If there’s one thing that my husband find annoying that is when I hiccup, I don’t know but these past few months I always hiccup without choosing a location or time, like what just happened tonight while we are going to Lotte Super to shop. I hiccup a lot.,

A hiccup is a myoclonus of the diaphragm muscle 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.   Irritation of the nerves that extend from the neck to the chest can cause hiccups.

Some of the causes of persistent hiccups

  • Metabolic diseases
  • diabetes
  • kidney failure
  • electrolyte imbalance
  • deviated septum
  • mental health disorders


  • pneumonia
  • CLD

Anxiety and stress can induce both short and long-term hiccups.

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