Other Names for this Disease
- Hiccups, intractable
- Intractable hiccups
- Intractable singultus
- Persistent hiccups
What causes chronic hiccups?
How might chronic hiccups be treated?
Some additional causes include:
There are many known causes of chronic hiccups, among which the most prominent is esophagitis due to gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). Other cases occur in association with central nervous system problems or result from serious pathophysiological processes affecting a component of the hiccup reflex mechanism. A full systemic inquiry, surgical history, and comprehensive drug history may reveal one of the many causes.You can click on the links below to access comprehensive listings of the causes of chronic hiccups.
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