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What causes your diaphragm to spasm?

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The phrenic nervecontrols the diaphragm isdirectly responsible for the spasms.Doctors have not reached agreement why hiccups occur. Any comments?

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  1. Zulema says:

    It is actually your diaphragm that CAUSES the air to go in and out of your lungs. Many years of habitual shallow breathing causes the diaphragm to spasm.

  2. Angele says:

    1. peppermint2. dead people3.1000 days4 656-8505 7-15 seconds6. hicups7 chest/ ribs8 they oxygen gets to thin and they cant breathe9 to the moon and back10 teeth

  3. Layla says:

    Pressure right below sternum, like my diaphragm has a of my chest!? I’m 42 yrs old male, I have experienced this off spasm just in the center and on for about 3 yrs, I’ve had

  4. Khalilah 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

  5. Page says:

    This would cause you to have hiccups, thank you. More:http://www.chacha.com/question/what-do-spasms-of-the-diaphragm-cause

  6. Gabriel says:

    Eating or drinking too quickly gives some people hiccups. Sometimes spicy food, very hot food, or very cold food causes MORE? More:http://www.chacha.com/question/what-causes-quick-spasms-of-the-diaphragm

  7. Beata says:

    Hiccups are more likely to occur when carbon dioxide levels in the blood decrease

  8. Joel says:

    These can affect the nerves that control your diaphragm muscles (stress, fear and anxiety almost always affect breathing patterns) and cause them to spasm Detail:http://www.ehow.com/facts_5694892_causes-diaphragmatic-muscle-spasm_.html

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