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: