How to Cure Hiccups
How to Cure Hiccups. How many times did you experience hiccups during your lifetime? How long did it last as far as you can remember? Did it cause any disruption to your day to day life? Do you remember anything that made you develop hiccups in the first place? Some of the common answers that you might give would be, yes, I have felt it many times during my lifetime, it did not last even for few minutes and it did not influence my daily activities, but, I still couldn’t gather an exact cause for the occurrence of these hiccups etc.
- It clearly shows that, hiccups are a common phenomenon which usually does not affect our day to day work and is of very short duration with no probable cause to be seen in many instances. But, at times, certain individuals may suffer from hiccups for a prolonged duration as well as disrupt their daily activities to a great extent. These types of hiccups are better known as ‘intractable hiccups’ and sometimes it may be associated with an underlying disease state such as liver disease and lung infections.
- Therefore, knowing ways to cure this condition would be much more important in such instances. But, unfortunately, an effective treatment modality does not exist for hiccups which will show both disappearances of symptoms as well as the side effects.
- But, several methods can be used as trials and see how the patient reacts to these methods before continuing with the most effective treatment modality for that particular patient. Therefore, following are some of the methods both medical as well as home remedies in curing hiccups.
- Correcting any underlying disease states. When a person is having an electrolyte imbalance such as low sodium levels and low potassium levels, it would be possible for him or her to develop hiccups and in these instances, if the depleted electrolytes are replaced, the hiccups can disappear. Similarly, any irritations pertaining to the diaphragm due to lung infection or else due to liver or gallbladder disease, needs to be corrected with antibiotics, surgery or else with other treatment.
- Inhibiting the nervous stimuli, altering the gastric motility or making the patient sedated. This can be done through the use of drugs such as haloperidol, chlorpromazine, metachlopramide…etc. These drugs will act in a way to prevent hiccups from forming and at the same time might cause the patient to become drowsy. Thus, these drugs are usually considered for short term use rather than long term usage.
- Home remedies. These methods rely mainly on its placebo effect as well as its ability to deviate attention to something else other than the hiccups. Taking deep breaths, drinking lots of water, mind relaxations…etc is being used in various instances. In conclusion, occurrence of hiccups would be a common phenomenon and in most instances it’s a benign non progressive event that would be relieved by the body itself. Believing in the benign nature of the condition, will itself be a stimulus towards relieving the symptoms, better than focusing more on its existence.
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