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
- kidney failure
- electrolyte imbalance
- deviated septum
- mental health disorders
Anxiety and stress can induce both short and long-term hiccups.