The hiccup (or hiccough) is an onomatopoeic name stemming from the sound made by the abrupt glottic closure following involuntary contraction of the diaphragm and intercostal muscles...
Hiccups are typically discernible by their classic appearance.
Ascertain the onset, duration, potential triggers, and any adverse sequelae of hiccups.
Obtain a complete medical and surg...
Treat the underlying cause if identified (e.g., discontinue potential culprit medication).
Physical maneuvers often serve as the 1st-line treatment for hiccups. Consider poten...
Frequency of follow-up depends on the underlying etiology of the hiccups.
Patients should be monitored for adverse effects of any medications trialed.
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Q: Why do we hiccup?
A: The true physiologic function is unknown, although hiccups have recently been postulated as a mechanism to remove air from the stomachs of young suckling mammals. Despite ex...
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