Dr. Oz reviewed the causes of hiccups and how to cure your hiccups quickly! He called on lucky seat 40 (Jamie) to help him.
When you get the hiccups, your diaphragm (the muscle underneath your lungs) starts to spasm, which pulls down on your lungs, and the epiglottis (the skin that is behind your tongue and closes over your windpipe) closes, all of which create the hiccup sound. The real culprit behind hiccups is air in your stomach. Therefore, the most common triggers for hiccups are: