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why do we get hickups

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When you hiccup, your diaphragm involuntarily contracts. This contraction causes the sound that is generally heard when hiccuping!

Hiccups are caused by distention of the stomach -- if you eat too much, drink carbonated beverages, or swallow too much air.

When the diaphragm becomes irritated, it pulls down in a jerky way, which makes you suck air into your throat suddenly.

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