• Question: Can hiccups be dangerous?

    Asked by freddie to Adam, Sheila on 25 Mar 2011 in Categories: .
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      Adam Tuff answered on 25 Mar 2011:

      I don’t think the hiccups themselves can do you any major harm, but in a lot of cases hiccups are a sign that there might be something wrong with you such as respiratory, or even brain issues. I think the longest bout of hiccups was about 70 years. I’d have to have hiccups for my entire life!

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      Sheila Kanani answered on 25 Mar 2011:

      I’ve heard about people who’ve had constant hiccups for like ten years and whilst I think that is very annoying, I don’t think that hiccups are dangerous per se. They could be an indication of an underlying health problem that might be dangerous though!