Dear sir/ma'am, My mom is having continuous hiccups since last 1 years..we have consulted the gastro doctor but every report and check up says there is no any disorder..however some doctors says to consult psychiatry.. So please suggest some measures for treatment...thanks.
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Hello Most cases of hiccups go away on their own without medical treatment. If an underlying medical condition is causing your hiccups, treatment of that illness may eliminate the hiccups. The following treatments may be considered for hiccups that have lasted longer than two days. Medications Drugs commonly used to treat long-term hiccups include: Chlorpromazine Metoclopramide Baclofen Surgical and other procedures If less invasive treatments aren't effective, your doctor may recommend an injection of an anesthetic to block your phrenic nerve to stop hiccups. Another option is to surgically implant a battery-operated device to deliver mild electrical stimulation to your vagus nerve. This procedure is most commonly used to treat epilepsy, but it has also helped control persistent hiccups. Consult physician and gastroenterologist for further evaluation and treatment.
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