Hiccup – involuntary short breaths that are impossible to control. The body during hiccup is freed from the load of the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve connects the Central nervous system with many internal organs. Is flush with the esophagus through the diaphragm that connects the abdominal and thoracic cavity. In case of irritation of the vagus nerve, the body sends a signal to the brain about any inconvenience, and that, in turn, sends a signal to the Central nervous system for activation of the phrenic nerve. This nerve and leads to contractions of the diaphragm.
The reasons may be several:
- Hiccups can be a form of nervous TIC with poor passage of food through the esophagus if it is not douvan to the end, from the abundance of fatty foods eaten over a short period of time or from the very fast absorption of food with the ingestion of a large amount of air.
As a result of surgical intervention on the spine or digestive organs. This type of hiccups tormented by long and often, and can be a cause of problems with the respiratory system.
- Possible reaction to the use of drugs during the operation. Hiccup will be held soon after the operation.
- If tormented by hiccups often and for a long time, it may be symptom of the inflammatory process or tumor in the diaphragm or digestive tract or possible inflammation of the kidneys.
- Sometimes it can be a reaction to severe emotional distress, mental or nervous tension, fear. This expression comes of unconscious.
- It could be a reaction to the loss of body heat. Especially often this kind of hiccups appears in young children. To stop a hiccup is simple – you need to keep warm, wear warm clothes or drink a warm beverage.
To remove the hiccups can help steps. Stand tall, stretch up. Deep breath, hold your breath. Breathe slowly and deeply. Drink water in small SIPS, not breathing.