HIC­CUPS

SUGAR

Weekly Trust - - Weekend | Health - Ojoma Akor

Swal­low­ing one to two tea­spoons of sugar can help sti­fle hic­cups. Ac­cord­ing to Ja­cob Teit­el­baum, MD, med­i­cal di­rec­tor of the Fi­bromyal­gia and Fa­tigue Cen­ters and au­thor of From

, the dry gran­ules stim­u­late and re­set the ir­ri­tated nerve that is caus­ing the spasms of the di­aphragm.

“Any coarse sub­stance, such as salt, can work in a pinch, but sugar tastes best,” he ad­vised.

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