Hiccups are among the mysteries of our body that haven’t been entirely solved yet. While they are caused because of involuntary contractions of our diaphragm, the popular sound of a hiccup is a result of our vocal cords closing in just after.
Generally, hiccups don’t last much longer but when they last more than 48 hours, it becomes a matter of concern. While hiccups can be caused by something like drinking a lot of soda to get excited, chronic hiccups can point towards the presence of an underlying issue. When your hiccups last somewhere from between 48 hours to 30 days, they are known to be persistent and when they exceed 30 days, they are known to be intractable.
Following are some of the health issues that might be lead to chronic hiccups: