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Chronic hiccups


Other Names for this Disease
  • Chronic hiccough
  • Chronic hiccup
  • Hiccups, intractable
  • Intractable hiccups
  • Intractable singultus
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Treatment

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How might chronic hiccups be treated?

Treatment for chronic hiccups often varies based on the underlying cause. In many cases, medications can be prescribed to treat chronic hiccups. These may include:[1][2]
Rarely, medications may not be effective in the treatment of chronic hiccups. In these cases, surgery to temporarily or permanently block the phrenic nerve may be performed. The phrenic nerve controls the diaphragm.[2]
Last updated: 12/24/2014

References
  1. Hiccups, Chronic. NORD. April 2008; http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/708/viewAbstract.
  2. Garry Wilkes, MBBS, FACEM. Hiccups. Medscape Reference. November 2014; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/775746-overview.


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

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Other Names for this Disease
  • Chronic hiccough
  • Chronic hiccup
  • Hiccups, intractable
  • Intractable hiccups
  • Intractable singultus
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.