Bolsonaro complains of persistent hiccups; understand what can cause the problem – Young Pan

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President was hospitalized this Wednesday morning, 14, with abdominal pain and had been complaining of hiccups for days

MATEUS BONOMI/AGIF – PHOTOGRAPHY AGENCY/ESTADÃO CONTENT AGF20210601093 – 06/01/2021 – 18:20President Jair Bolsonaro complains of hiccups for over a week

The president Jair Bolsonaro he was admitted this Wednesday morning, 14, at the Armed Forces hospital with abdominal pain and had been complaining of persistent hiccups for days. In his weekly live last Thursday, the 8th, the Chief Executive said he had had the problem for a week. In conversation with supporters on Tuesday, 13, he returned to complain. “Guys, I’m voiceless, guys. If I start talking a lot, the hiccup crisis returns,” he said. Hiccup is an involuntary muscle contraction of the diaphragm and intercostal muscles. Most of the time, it improves within a few minutes. In this case, they are called episodic hiccups and are caused by gastric hyperdistension, ingestion of fizzy drinks and aerophagia (chewing gum, smoking) and stomach insufflation during endoscopy, according to information on the website. Hospital Albert Einstein. However, if the problem is persistent, it may be related to respiratory, digestive, vascular or even emotional issues, such as stress or anxiety. According to an article by Leonardo Nicolau Daud Lopes, a specialist in clinical medicine at USP’s Hospital das Clínicas, one of the most common causes is reflux, a digestive disease in which stomach acid returns through the esophagus. Esophagitis and laryngitis are also some of the diseases that usually have hiccups as a symptom. Some types of medicine can also cause the problem. In case of persistent hiccups for more than 48 hours, it is necessary to seek medical attention.