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What causes the uncontrollable spasms of the diaphragm?

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The most common cause of diaphragm spasms (hiccups) by far is distension or expansion of the stomach and movement of stomach acid into the esophagus. After that, a disease or irritation in the thorax could be to blame. ! Any comments?

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  1. Marian says:

    Hiccups are caused by irritation and stimulation of the nerves in the esophagus, stomach, and diaphragm. This causes the diaphragm to contract in spasms.

  2. Domitila says:

    Isnt there a product of some kind that I can invest in??

  3. Elene says:

    Can too much caffeine cause diaphragm-stop hiccups for the past two spasms? My boyfriend has had non days. This has never happened to him before, and I’ve never seen hiccups g

  4. Tiffanie says:

    The phrenic nerve, which controls the diaphragm, is directly responsible for these spasms. More:http://www.chacha.com/question/what-causes-uncontrolled-spasms-of-the-diaphragm

  5. Rosie says:

    Involuntary spasms of the diaphragm are felt to be the result of eating a large meal or perhaps from alcohol consumption. More:http://www.chacha.com/question/what-causes-the-spasm-in-the-diaphragm

  6. Carolynn says:

    Often, this spasm is triggered by irritable conditions in the smooth muscles of the stomach or the esophagus. More:http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-cause-the-uncomtrollable-spasm-in-the-diaphragm

  7. Madeline says:

    Hiccups are a phenomenon that occurs when your diaphragm has an which can in turn result in uncontrollable hiccups until the anesthesia effects spasm of the diaphragm, which causes the vocal cords to temporarily close and produce a. Detail:http://www.ehow.com/about_5035639_medical-conditions-cause-hiccups.html

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