What makes us hiccough?

Hiccough - is no more than a nervous reflex. Most hiccoughs are the result of shock or indigestion. A hiccough is a catching of one's breath due to a sudden contraction of the diaphragm, the muscle separating the chest from the stomach. It appears to be a repeated but somehow ineffective and half hearted attempt at vomiting. Normally relief is brought about by deep, controlled breathing. This helps the sufferer to regain control of the diaphragm muscle. In very rare cases surgery is necessary to relieve the exhausted patient.  

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