Dr Oz did a segment all about Hiccups. What causes hiccups? What are the most effective Hiccup Home Remedies? Doctor Oz even spoke about how long you can hiccup before seeing a doctor, because hiccups could be a sign of anything from a foreign body in your ear to a tumor or even a stroke.
Dr Oz: What Organ Causes Hiccups?
Dr Oz asked his Assistant Of The Day, Sharron from seat 99, which organ she thought was responsible for hiccups: the diaphragm, the esophagus or the lungs? She answered correctly – the Diaphragm is the organ that causes hiccups. If you were to cut a body in half and to look at the diaphragm area, you would see the spine in the back and the sternum in the front. The Diaphragm is actually see-through in the middle but thicker on the sides, and the lungs sit on top of the Diaphragm. As the Diaphragm goes down it opens up your lungs, and as it moves up it pushes the air out of your lungs. However, when you get the Hiccups, the Diaphragm snaps back down as soon as it opens.
Dr Oz: Hiccups Causes
Doctor Oz said that the following are some common causes of hiccups:
- Drinking too much
- Eating too much
- Getting overly excited
Dr Oz: When Do Hiccups Become Dangerous?
Dr Oz asked Sharron how many hours can your hiccups last before you get concerned about it? The answer is 48 hours. If you have hiccups for over 48 hours, then there are mechanical things that may be changing because the signals in your brain have been crossed. It could be anything from a foreign body in your eardrum or even a hair in your ear… but it could also be the sign of something more serious like a tumor or a stroke. So if you have hiccups for over 48 hours, then see a doctor.
Dr Oz: Hiccups Remedy
Dr Oz has spoken about Hiccup Home Remedies before (read Hiccup Home Remedy and How To Get Rid Of Hiccups.) However today he gave a very interesting new Hiccups Cure – gargle with ice cold water for 45 seconds and your hiccups will go away! Dr Oz also mentioned the common remedy which is to hold your breathe, but did anyone else notice that he had honey and sugar on his table but never spoke about it? I wonder if there is some Hiccup Remedy using honey and sugar? If you happen to know, please leave a comment below and share it with us!