Q&A: Why do I get the hiccups everytime I eat?

Question by lazerslady56: Why do I get the hiccups everytime I eat?
It does’nt matter what I’m eating either. It happens every single time I eat. I’ve had my Gall Bladder out. I take antacid pills daily. This has been going on now for about a month. Any ideas? I would love to know. I do have a very bad back and I have Fibromyalgia, so I don’t know if any of that plays into it.

Best answer:

Answer by Mike
Hiccups are caused by an EXCESS OF OXYGEN. That’s why they can be stopped by breathing into a sealed paper bag covering mouth and nose–you build up carbon dioxide from breathing out and when you breathe back in from the bag, you reduce the excess oxygen to normal. It is possible that you are SWALLOWING AIR with your food–this causes oxygen buildup and HICCUPS. An ear, nose and throat specialist can help you here. Try reducing or eliminating the antacids–that should also help.

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