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Hiccups are caused by spasm of the diaphragm, the muscle that divides the chest from the abdomen.  Occasional hiccups are not usually a problem to cope with but constant hiccups can go on for hours, even days and be very distressing.

Constant hiccups lead to exhaustion and affect sleeping, speaking and eating.

There are different types of medication that may help but often it is trial and error to find one that works




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