How do drinking of water stops hicups? What r the various ways which cause hicups.

Asked by P VISHNU | 25th Aug, 2015, 09:23: PM

Expert Answer:

Sometimes, the diaphragm gets irritated due to the formation of gas or increase of acidity in the stomach and contracts suddenly. This causes obstruction to the air passing into the lungs. Hence it makes a peculiar sound, which is the hiccup.

The best way to stop hiccups is to drink a glass of cold water. Cold water helps to stop the irritation produced in the diaphragm resuming its normal movement. 

Answered by Karishma Kapor | 26th Aug, 2015, 12:11: PM

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