If you’ve ever suffered from hiccups that last ten minutes or longer, spare a thought for stroke victims. Many experience chronic hiccups once they’ve healed.
And while you may think that’s a small price to pay for a second chance at life, chronic hiccups can be downright embarrassing, not to mention pretty painful too. Plus, they can start to have a serious impact on your health if they interrupt your sleep or keep you awake at night.
What causes chronic hiccups in stroke victims?
Simply put, the reason you get hiccups after a stroke all comes down to brain damage to the area of your brain that controls your diaphragm, explains the Better Health Channel’s website.
While “time is typically the best cure for hiccups, recovering stroke patients are sometimes prescribed chlorpromazine or baclofen to treat constant hiccups,” says Discovery Health. If that doesn’t work, you’ll probably be told you need surgery.
But why take that risk before you try these natural hiccup remedies?
Four ways to get rid of hiccups naturally…
Before you opt for surgery or drugs to cure your stroke-related hiccups, try these natural remedies instead:
Don’t let annoying stroke side-effects like hiccups stop you from getting back your life. Learn to deal with them and see your doctor if these home remedies don’t help.