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Getting Rid of Those Pesky Hiccups!

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You want a sure fire hiccup remedy? Ask just about anybody. There are as many favorite treatments as there are people. Sorry to say, most don’t cut the mustard. But a few truly are outstanding. Over the years, I have accumulated more than a few.

A hiccup (named for the sound) is a sudden, brief involuntary diaphragm muscle spasm. As the diaphragm repeatedly contracts, the glottis (opening between your vocal cords) snaps shut, creating the hiccup sound. Irritation of the vagus nerve and chronic constipation can aggravate the condition.

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