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Question Anyone else experience this? - January 6th 2009, 10:38 PM

Hey um, I've never really asked anybody this but, whenever I eat any spicy food-if I don't have a drink to cool my mouth off nearby, I will almost instantly get the hiccups. It happens every time I eat spicy food and is quite pestering. Does this happen to anybody else?
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January 6th 2009, 11:16 PM

Hmm nope never heard that one. I instantly get the hiccups from anything carbonated (soda).. maybe it's our bodies way of saying ewww don't eat that?


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January 7th 2009, 12:42 AM

Hmm. I get hiccups if I eat anything at all without a drink to wash it down...
But I wouldn't say there's any noticeable difference if the food is spicy or not.

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January 7th 2009, 04:02 AM

Never heard of that but one possible explanation for that is classical conditioning. Spicy food is the stimulus, hiccups are the response. I've never heard of nor can possibly think of some physiological explanation for that, although there may be one out there.
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Re: Anyone else experience this? - January 7th 2009, 11:47 AM

Some things that irritate the diaphragm are eating too quickly or too much, an irritation in the stomach or the throat, or feeling nervous or excited.
Source : http://kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/hiccup.html

Hiccups are your body's way of reacting to some type of stimulus. Your diaphragm quickly pulls down, causing you to inhale a quick burst of air, the classic hiccup sound.

Eating spicy food. Spicy food may cause irritation to the nerves that control normal contractions of your diaphragm.
Source : http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hic...SECTION=causes

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