why do we vomit ?why do we have hiccups ?

Asked by Shreya Ujjwal | 17th Oct, 2014, 09:36: PM

Expert Answer:

Our stomach has some tendency in digestibg a specified amount of food that we take.But the most common cause is infection. Some germs may enter our stomach along with the food that we eat. These germs then cause our stomach to push the food up resulting in vomiting.
When we eat or drink too much, we get hiccups. But the most common is irritation of the stomach or the oesophagus - the food tube that leads to it. The "hic" noise comes when the breath is cut off by the snapping shut of our glottis - which is like a fleshy lid or trapdoor that separates the food and air tubes in our throat.

Answered by Sivanand Patnaik | 19th Oct, 2014, 03:15: PM