Hiccups In People With Diabetes And Stroke?
I want to ask, my grandfather is hiccuping continuously, while he is suffering from complications, yes diabetes, stroke, and he has a third attack on his nerves, he has to eat through the hose in his nose, how to deal with hiccups
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Hiccup is a contraction of diaphragm muscles that occur repeatedly and cannot be controlled. Diaphragm is a layer consisting of muscles and connective tissue that separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity and plays an important role in breathing. In most people, hiccups only occur briefly, and the triggers can vary, for example:
eat too much
eat spicy food
drink fizzy drinks and alcohol
eat food that is too hot or too cold
sudden changes in room temperature
swallow a lot of air
If hiccups occur prolonged, this is likely caused by several possibilities:
Irritation of the vagus or phrenic innervation that supplies the diaphragm, for example due to irritation of the eardrum, irritation of the throat, GERD disease, enlargement of the thyroid gland, presence of tumors in the esophagus, etc.
Central nervous disorders can also cause continuous hiccups, such as a history of stroke, multiple sclerosis, meningitis and encephalitis, a history of trauma or head injury, hydrocephalus, brain infection, etc.
Some other diseases that can also cause continuous hiccups such as diabetes, kidney failure, electrolyte disorders, Parkinson's disease, cancer and chemotherapy, etc.
Effects of using certain drugs
Your grandfather should be taken control back to the neurologist so that further tests can be carried out on the cause of the hiccups. As you can see, the possible causes of prolonged hiccups are very numerous, so a direct examination and supporting examination are needed to be able to find possible causes. In the case of your grandfather, his stroke and diabetes could be a trigger for the occurrence of these hiccups. The doctor can also prescribe certain medications that can help reduce the frequency of hiccups on your grandfather. Examination should be done immediately because excessive hiccups can also interfere with sleep, interfere with eating, and interfere with breathing.
Here is an article that you can read about hiccups and hiccups which is a sign of danger
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