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Are there any complications of hiccups?

Because most cases of hiccups resolve themselves either spontaneously or with self-administered treatment, complications are extremely rare.

In severe and persistent cases, where hiccups disturb eating and sleeping patterns, weight loss or sleep disturbances may occur.

Rarely, cardiac arrhythmias and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD and GER)have been noted in severe cases of hiccups.

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Comment from: AZaki, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: September 29

I am 24 year old female, weighing 54 kg. I have always had hiccups while eating rice, especially hot rice, and eating chilies, like peri-peri or Asian pakoras filled with green chili. I also hiccup when I eat stale bread or chapatti. Usually my hiccups last twenty minutes and fade themselves. Their frequency falls as I drink water while taking above mentioned meals.

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Comment from: Nosapbat, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 29

I had hiccups as I woke up this morning. While talking they stopped, to resume when I was silent. When I got home in the evening I took a sip of ginger ale. They then stopped. I just did it because I was thirsty.

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