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Urban Hiccups. [Oct. 5th, 2007|01:12 pm]
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Urban Flora. I think this is awesome. :)


Hiccups happen when the diaphragm, the muscle that controls our breathing, becomes irritated and start to spasm and contract uncontrollably. With each contraction, air is pulled into the lungs very quickly, passes through the voice box, and then the epiglottis closes behind the rush of air, shaking the vocal chords, causing the "hic" sound. The irritation can be caused by rapid eating, emotional stress and even some diseases. The best cure? Breathing into a paper bag. This calms the diaphragm by increasing the amount of carbon dioxide in your bloodstream.

[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-06 01:56 pm (UTC)
But how would you even do that? I don't understand. lol
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[User Picture]From: tjoel2
2007-10-06 06:18 pm (UTC)
Well you chug a glass of water as fast as you can without taking a breath! It seems to somehow drown out the hiccups. It's always worked for me.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-10-06 10:55 pm (UTC)
Ooh! I see now. I'm slow. I will try that next time. Thanks for the tip!
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