Hiccups/ہچکیاں - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

Summary about Hiccups in Urdu

ہچکیاں آنا ایک غیر ارادی عمل ہے جو کہ سینے اور پیٹ کو الگ کرنے والی ایک دیوار کے سکڑنے کی وجہ سے آنے والی آواز کی شکایت ہے۔ یہ اکثر زیادہ کھانا کھانے یا الکوحل والے مشروبات کا استعمال کرنے کی وجہ سے سامنے آ سکتی ہے۔

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Summary about Hiccups in English

Hiccups are an involuntary contraction of the diaphragm the muscles separating the chest from the abdomen and playing an important role in breathing. After each contraction, the sudden closing of the vocal cords occurs, creating a characteristic "hic" sound. Hiccups can be caused by a large meal, alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, or sudden excitement. In some cases, hiccups may indicate a basic health-related condition. In most cases, hiccups usually last only a few minutes. In rare cases, hiccups can last for several months. This can lead to weight loss and fatigue.


Symptoms of Hiccups

Hiccuping is a symptom which may be accompanied by a feeling of congestion in the chest, throat, and abdomen.

Causes of Hiccups

The following can cause hiccups:

  • Eating or drinking hastily 
  • Overeating
  • Presence of brain tumors
  • Disease conditions that affect diaphragm
  • Stroke
  • Noxious vapors
  • Some medicines

Risk Factors of Hiccups

People with mental health disorders and those who have undergone surgeries at an elevated risk of hiccups.

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