Zero Tolerance to Hiccups

Hiccup – an involuntary spasm of the diaphragm and respiratory organs, with a sudden closure of the glottis and a characteristic gulping sound.

Worst of all, most cases of hiccups occur for no apparent reason. But these might be according to NHS some of the triggers:

  • drinking alcohol
  • smoking
  • having a bloated stomach
  • eating too quickly or eating spicy foods
  • drinking hot or fizzy drinks
  • swallowing air – for example, while chewing gum
  • a sudden change in room temperature
  • a sudden change in the temperature inside your stomach – for example, eating something hot followed by a cold drink
  • emotions, such as stress, fear or excitement

Right. Hiccups is one of those conditions I can’t deal with. I don’t get hiccups often. But when I do, you would think I’m having a heart attack for all the tantrums that I’m throwing. Usually drinking lots of water helps. Without breathing. Drinking until you are almost drowning. Not pleasant. Therefore I have done bit of a research on the good old web and found few other interesting suggestions. The winning one is pulling your tongue out. Just the visual makes it for me.

 

On the other hand, there worse conditions human beings can find themselves.

Homelessness – Crisis

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