Hiccups are involuntary contractions that occur in the diaphragm. Several stimuli can create a hiccup sensation, including over-eating, certain foods, spasms of the diaphragm muscles, or even an infection beneath the diaphragm.
If you want to know how to get rid of hiccups, this article will help you do that. The person in this YouTube video explains several ways to get rid of them.
He states hiccups are created when some type of irritant comes in contact with the esophagus or airway. When the diaphragm starts to contract, this creates a hiccuping reaction.
One way to stop hiccups is by holding your breath. This works if you can hold your breath long enough to halt the contractions occurring in the diaphragm. Another way is to drink water from the opposite side of the drinking glass. This sounds like it might be difficult to do. The action of leaning forward to drink from this side of the glass causes abdominal muscles to contract. He states that this actually helped a fellow who had been hiccuping continuously for a week!.