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Your Health: How to get rid of the hiccups

Shawnee Mission Post Sponsor - June 26, 2019 10:00 am

Everyone has a different hiccup cure. Drinking through a paper towel, holding your breath, and having someone scare you are all common suggestions, but do they work? Persistent hiccups are a pain, but MyHealthKC has a few options that may help “cure” them.

Hiccups are a spasm of the diaphragm and can be caused by abdominal surgery, irritation of the vagus nerve, or even just eating too much. Extremely persistent hiccups may require a doctor’s visit or medication, but we’ve rounded up some home remedies to try first.

The full article is available at MyHealthKC.com, your resource for living well in Kansas City. Backed by the experts at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, MyHealthKC helps you explore local recipes, guides, wellness events, and more to support your daily health journey.

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