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Hiccups Part 1 (Teacher: Michael)

To most , hiccups something of a joke. But to the hiccups sufferer they disturbing , embarrassing and frightening. They produced by a sudden, intermittent and spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm. But all sorts of things start them off.

In babies, they develop very easily because the nerve which normally controls the diaphragm hasn't properly developed. It is possible for a foetus in the womb to hiccup!

In children - and some adults - hiccups start from eating too much or too quickly. In other they develop after eating hot or spicy food, after exercising too soon after a meal or after swallowing - this commonly happens when try talking and eating at the same time - and develop in conjunction with indigestion or wind.

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