What gives us hiccups?

Answer "Hic!" You've just hiccuped for what seems like the tenth time since you finished your big dinner. Wonder where these funny noises are coming from? The part to blame is your diaphragm (say: die-uh-... Read More »

Top Q&A For: What gives us hiccups

What causes hiccups?

It's when your diaphragm spasms. It's kinda like having an eye twitch in your diaphragm.

What cause hiccups?

The diaphragm. When you inhale, it pulls down to help pull air into the lungs. When you exhale, it pushes up to help push air out of the lungs. But sometimes the diaphragm becomes irritated. When t... Read More »

What is the best way to get rid of the hiccups?

I always had success drinking water backwards out of a coffee cup -- that is, drinking forward off the front of the cup, instead of tilting your head back while drinking off the back of the cup.

What Are the Causes of Canine Hiccups?

Hiccups are quite common in canines--especially in puppies. Basically, a hiccup is a spasm in the diaphragm. This spasm causes air to be quickly pulled into the lungs, making a sound on the vocal c... Read More »