What causes hiccups?

Guinness World Records says Osborne has the longest-known case of hiccups.

Most people only experience hiccups sometimes. Have you ever pondered why it happens?

Spicy food, carbonated cola, or a heavy meal of dry items like spaghetti or bread might stimulate the diaphragm.

The diaphragm helps our lungs breathe. It twitches or spasms occasionally. But that's just half of it.

“Those spasms transmit a message to the brain, which tells our throat to seal our voice cords,” he explained. This rapid closure causes hiccups.

Unlike Osborne's situation, most hiccups disappear when your diaphragm quits reacting to food or drink.

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