Hiccups are an annoying part of life. They can come on suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, and stick around for hours. Even if they don’t last that long, five minutes of hiccuping is still too much. They usually pop up at the most embarrassing times, leaving the hiccup victim scrambling to get it together. Who wants to deal with that?
Everyone has had to deal with hiccups, so you know what a pain they can be. Other than interrupting your train of thought and your ability to speak or eat, hiccups can also be painful. The forced movement can leave you with a sore chest, which really doesn’t seem fair. After all, how do you even get hiccups? Does anyone know what hiccups are, what causes them, and how to effectively get rid of them? Sure, you’ve heard the old wives’ tales about home remedies that seem silly, but is there any truth to them? We’ve put together this slideshow to help explain it all.
Hiccups can be frustrating, but there are things you can do to avoid getting them. It can be as simple as staying calm or giving up fizzy drinks. The solutions to getting rid of hiccups can be just as easy. You might have to try a few methods to see what works, but eventually, hiccups do always go away! Keep reading to find out what hiccups are and how to get rid of them.
Disclaimer: Consult your doctor if the condition persists.