The Hiccups Don’t Stop?
Hello, my doctor is 20 years old 2 weeks ago I suddenly got a cold and a fever and the doctor said that I had a cold and vertigo a few days later I was still having a headache and yesterday I was hiccuping all day and to this day hiccups stop hiccups stop like that, and yesterday night came to the doctor again he said, infection and again problems in the stomach too how is this? Even though I said hiccup all day
Hello Panji Kusuma Wardana, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Hiccups are movements caused by contractions (movements) of the diaphragm muscle (muscles that separate the chest and abdomen and also play an important role for breathing). Possible causes of this movement itself are quite a lot, even almost exceeding 100 causes, but some of the conditions that most often cause hiccups in adults are:
Excessive stretching to the stomach (due to overeating, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, or too much air inhaled into the stomach) Sudden changes in ambient temperature or temperature in the stomach Consumption of alcohol or excessive use of cigarettes Certain psychological conditions (stress, hysterical, excessive happiness) Damage to the brain (eg due to injury, tumors, infections) Certain diseases that can irritate the nerves responsible for movement of the diaphragm muscle (for example some diseases such as inflammation of the throat, glaucoma, inflammation of the lining of the brain, appendicitis) Post-action anesthesia during surgery Because the causes are so many and so diverse, then to determine exactly which causes your complaint, it is advisable to ask the doctor again, because it is possible that the condition of the infection and problems in your stomach is what triggers prolonged hiccups in you.
If complaints continue to be felt, you should go back to your doctor, and maybe the doctor will advise you to do some tests to determine which causes cause complaints, such as blood tests, chest x-rays, gastrointestinal binoculars (endoscopy) and other tests depending doctor's consideration of your condition. After that, then it can be decided what therapy is best for dealing with your complaint.
In the meantime, there are a number of things you can try to do yourself at home to help reduce your hiccup complaints, such as:
Gargling with ice water Hold your breath for a few seconds Consuming cold water Avoiding foods that produce carbonated drinks or drinks Consuming smaller and not excessive amounts of food Consuming drugs given by doctors as prescribed and by the rules of use May help.