(Last Updated On: 23rd January 2017)

Hiccups are the most common problem that most of us have already suffered several times right from our childhood.

We are going to tell you today to get rid of hiccups through simple natural ways.

But first of all.. let me tell you the reason behind the hiccups.

Diaphragm, a dome-shaped muscle at the bottom of your chest is responsible for hiccups.

When you inhale, it pulls down, helping your body draw air into your lungs. When you exhale, it moves up to force air out of your lungs. This is the normal functioning of diaphragm.

But when the diaphragm becomes irritated, it jerks downward, causing you to suddenly draw air into your throat. And this abrupt rush of air causes your vocal cords to close, causing a hiccup sound.

5 awesome home remedies to get rid of hiccups easy and fast

1. Hold your Breath

holding breath to get rid of hiccups

Hold your breath for some time, your lungs will fill up with carbon dioxide your diaphragm will get relaxed. and you will get rid of your hiccups.

2. Bite on a lemon

how to get rid of hiccups using lemon

Bite the lemon slice, suck in the juice. You can also add sugar to alter the taste, it gives your body a sudden surprise in a form of taste. This makes our mind think about this surprise, and diverts the mind to hiccup.

3. Breath into a paper bag

hiccups treatment

Experts say breathing into a paper bag increases the amount of carbon dioxide you’re taking in, forces your body to get rid of hiccups instead of producing hiccups. But don’t place a bag over your head.

4. Drink Water

get rid of hiccups

Take 8-10 quick sips of water, from a glass. Gulping a drink helps in rhythmic contractions of the esophagus, which override the spasms of the diaphragm.

5. Cover Your Mouth to get rid of hiccups

how to get rid of hiccup

Cover your mouth with your hand making a cup, and breath in. The extra dose of carbon dioxide will make you get relief from hiccups.

Now you know how to get rid of hiccups, you can prevent an embarrassment of yours in public or in front of others doing hiccups all around. Also help your friends and colleagues to get rid of this problem by sharing this information, and suggest your own ways to get rid of hiccups in the comment box below so that i can add them up into the list.

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