Hiccups Topic Guide
Hiccups: Hiccups are sudden, involuntary contractions of the diaphragm muscle. Hiccups can be caused by a variety of things such as eating or drinking too fast, diseases or conditions, medications, noxious fumes, or anxiety and stress. Medical care is rarely needed to resolve hiccups. There are a variety of home remedies that people recommend to resolve hiccups.
Liver (Liver Disease, Anatomy, and Function) The liver is the largest solid organ in the body, and is actually an gland. The liver has a wide variety of critical functions such as manufacturing proteins and metabolizing fats and carbohydrates. The liver also eliminates harmful biochemical waste products from the body (alcohol, drugs, toxins). The liver secretes bile that aids in digestion. Examples of diseases of the liver include cirrhosis, hepatitis, cancer, and fatty liver. Symptoms of liver disease include bleeding, easy bruising, edema, fatigue, and jaundice.
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