Once the doctor analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, they will perform a physical examination that will include a neurological approach to check:
- Tactile response.
- Visual acuity.
- Sense of balance.
- Muscle tone and strength.
If there are signs of an underlying condition, your doctor will order blood tests and imaging studies such as X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans.
Normally, there is no need to receive treatment for hiccups, but when it lasts too long, you can receive pharmacological treatment, or use a surgical procedure to correct any anatomical abnormality that causes it.
In case the hiccups are a symptom of another illness, this should be treated first.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.