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In healthy people, hiccups usually go away by themselves with no serious effects after that. If hiccups continue, however, they may cause social embarrassment and distress, and if prolonged may result in speech, eating, and sleeping disorders.
Author and Editor
Author: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Editor: Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD
REFERENCE: University of Maryland Medical Center. Hiccups - Treatment.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/16/2013
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