Parents can remember the old character that couldn't stop with its hiccups that tried a thousand strategies, but all without success. He tried with fear, laughter, water and even consultation with several doctors, but there was no way he always returned to the inner sound that tormented him.
According to the wisdom of the people, when something happens, it is not necessary to spend time in counseling: it is enough that the tortured with their hiccups causes the good fear to prevent it. But what does science say?
"Hiccups are caused by diaphragm spasms, the main respiratory muscles that are transmitted to the voice cords that create typical noise," explains Conicet biologist and researcher Diego Golombeks.
As to whether these spasms can be suppressed by the shock of a person suffering, Golombek tells of an old fable: "There is an old story of a soldier who wanted to cure a colleague's hiccups, pointing out his weapons that were accidentally shot, not just hiccups, but also with his life, ”he wonders and leaves the question as to whether it was the basis of faith.
This is an attempt
However, he admits that neither causes nor possible hiccups are clear, and that fear can activate the sympathetic nervous system (unconscious), and in turn change the "orders" of the brain's respiratory center.
Most of the time, hiccups come from the most common causes: fast eating, stomach crushing, many soda drinking, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and can also be anxiety.
For years, popular beliefs about ending hiccups have been added to creativity. It is recommended that you breathe deeply and hold your breath for more than 15 seconds to drink very cold water, chew ice and even kiss the wall!
So fear could be the answer. As Golombeks suggests, this is an attempt.