Are you experiencing hiccups right now? We understand your frustration. Almost everyone has had hiccups at least one time in their life. And while they are very annoying, they do usually go away on their own within a few minutes.
If you’re experiencing stubborn hiccups that just won’t go away there are a variety of effective remedies you can try. Keep in mind, there aren’t many studies that prove the effectiveness of hiccup remedies, but these remedies have been practiced for many years. And many people swear by them. Follow along and give these effective home remedies for hiccups a try!
Causes of Hiccups
Before we dive into effective remedies, it’s important to have a basic understanding of what causes hiccups in the first place. Hiccups happen when your diaphragm (the muscle that helps you breathe) spasms involuntarily. The spasms cause your vocal cords to snap shut which causes the distinctive sound of hiccups.
Certain lifestyle factors can cause hiccups to occur. This includes eating too quickly or too much, eating spicy foods, or drinking carbonated drinks or alcohol. They can also be caused by too much stress or being overly excited, or being exposed to fast changes in temperature. If one or more of these factors is causing your hiccups, it would be best to avoid them. Now, let’s explore some remedies to help you get some relief!