How to Preventing hiccups

Avoiding a known stimulant can help avoid hiccups. Gastric distention, carbonated drinks, aerophagia, sudden changes in GI (Glycemic index) or ambient temperature, alcohol, smoking, sudden excitement or stress are known stimulants. Avoiding drinking too much, eating too quickly, eating too spicy food or swallowing air while eating can also help prevent hiccups.

When Hiccup could be a serious health problem

“While most hiccups don’t not last longer than a few minutes, sometimes they may last for a few hours. However, if they last longer than a month and are persistent, you must seek medical advice. It could be a more serious health problem such as central nervous system, stroke, injury, decreased kidney function, mental health problems, etc.” says Dr Sheth. Home remedies that can help you “There is no sure-fire way to stop hiccups. But you can try some home remedies like pinching your nose and holding your breath, gargling with water or sipping cold water. A spoonful of sugar … Click here to continue…..

What causes hiccups?

Dr Parul R Sheth, a health consultant, says that hiccups cause a sudden involuntary spasm of the diaphragm. “This is caused by swallowing air along with food, while eating too fast, eating spicy foods, drinking too much of aerated drinks or alcohol, fear, excitement, sudden temperature changes, certain medications or certain diseases and abdominal surgery etc.” Adds consultant general physician Dr Rajesh Jharia, “The medical term for hiccups is singultus — the state of having reflex involuntary, intermittent, spasmodic contraction or spasm of the diaphragm and intercostal muscles. This is accompanied by a closure of the glottis, producing an audible … Click here to continue…..

Foods that can prevent bad breath

There can’t be anything unpleasant than being taunted about bad breath. Many of us do come across situations where we start talking we realise that our breath still smells like that stale coffee, or tuna sandwich or worse raw onions gone bad. Though one must go for regular dental check-ups, there are certain food items that can prevent bad breath and keep your jaws and teeth healthy. Drink more water : Many of us aren’t aware of the fact that drinking enough and at regular intervals can actually prevent one from bad breath. Drinking water at an interval of every hour … Click here to continue…..