What Are the Signs of Hiccups and What Are the Risk Factors?

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How do you get relief from hiccups
Continuity or intractable hiccups are mainly divided into craniocerebral and extracranial causes.
Extracranial cause
(1) neck disease: simple goiter, aneurysm, tracheal cyst, tracheal diverticulum, arteriovenous tumor.
(2) chest disease: pleurisy, mediastinal compression, mediastinal inflammation, pericarditis, pneumonia, lung abscess, lung cancer, esophageal cancer, esophagitis, etc.
(3) aortic aneurysm, transverse bulging, sputum.
(4) Intra-abdominal causes: lower esophageal cancer, hiatal hernia, esophageal varices, gastric bleeding, gastric cancer, perforation of gastric or duodenal ulcer, liver cancer, liver abscess, gallbladder cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, peritonitis, Underarm abscess, flatulence, ascites.
(5) Metabolic disorders: hypocalcemia, uremia, hepatic encephalopathy, diabetic ketoacidosis, diabetic hyperosmolar coma, sepsis, and the like.
(6) iatrogenicity: after radiotherapy and chemotherapy, abdominal and mediastinal surgery, laparoscopy or postoperative.
2. Brain causes
(1) cervical and craniocerebral trauma: 3-5 cervical spinal cord injury above the central nervous system: high cervical spine fracture, epidural hematoma.
(2) Tumor: high cervical tumor, posterior fossa tumor including cerebellum, medulla oblongata and ventricle (fourth ventricle) tumor compression or intracranial hypertension.
(3) cerebrovascular disease: medullary cavernous hemangioma, medullary hemorrhage, etc. due to cerebral vascular pressure or cerebral thrombosis or cerebral arteriosclerosis caused by ischemia and hypoxia caused by intracranial hypertension caused by secondary refractory hiccups.
(4) infection and other factors: tuberculous meningitis, brain abscess and herpes zoster secondary to encephalomyelitis infection or induced by hiccups due to drunkenness, general anesthesia or allergic reactions.
General therapy
(1) After the inhalation breath holding method: the patient quickly breathes the breath after deep inhalation, and then slowly exhale. This method can be used repeatedly, and is
Holding the breath for few seconds
Drink a glass of water quickly
Pulling the tongue
Biting on a lemon
Gargling with water
Smelling salts
Place half teaspoon of sugar at the back of the tongue
The only method for me that works, is, taking a huge deep breath in and hold it for as long as I can and exhale slowly. Sometimes, rarely it doesn't work, but it's rare it doesn't.  The only other thing I've noticed works pretty good, is, to get up and start doing something that gets your mind off of it, next thing ya know, they're gone.
My ex used to tell me to do so, hold breath and it goes away. Never worked on me, guess I just couldn't hold breath for that long. A korean friend told me to eat a candy bar with warm water, one bite of sweet candy, one drink of warm water, that actualy worked on me. I guess eating sweets and warm water relaxes my muscle somthing.
Will farting or should I say pass of gas or air , help eleveate the hiccups? Also by not being regular with bowel movements cause hiccups ? And if I go to the restroom and regurgitate what I ate will it stop? I am bed for the second night in a row with this aggravating hiccups and my fiance and I are getting tired of it. Use your imagination! Please help!!!!!!!!
I think that controlling hiccups is mission impossible! It just comes and goes without notice. It is not necessarily associated with irregular bowel movements.