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Why Aren T Hiccups So Interesting?

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Aren’t hiccups so annoying? Well, blame the human diaphragm. The diaphragm is a dome shaped muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen and lays right under one’s lungs. (Picture on the right). Hiccups form when the air coming out of the human diaphragm gets irritated and hits the voice box and then releases a big hiccup. Eating quickly or too much can cause hiccups. All men and women get hiccups but men are more likely to get long term hiccups compared to women. Hiccups can last up to one month.The most common effect of long term hiccups, is a damage or irritation to the vagus nerves or phrenic nerves. Hiccups may be a sign of a medical condition. Some people may develop hiccups after surgery. Most cases of hiccups go away without medical treatment but if they do not go away within a 24 hour period, humans should seek medical attention. Scientists believe that babies can develop hiccups before they’re even born.…show more content…
Most people get rid of hiccups by breathing into a paper bag or drinking a cup of water. Having someone scare the human might get rid of the hiccups but not forever . Being excited or nervous can cause hiccups. Breathing 5%-10% carbon dioxide can cause hiccups. Hiccups may be the start of a serious problem, humans can get fatigue,weight loss,depression,problems with heart rhythm,esophageal reflux and maybe
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