Every now and then we all suffer from hiccups.
They can be annoying and even embarrassing, but harmless right?
Well, yes and no.
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While hiccups are very common and not normally a sign of anything serious, they can occasionally also be a sign you are having a stroke.
When a stroke affects the brain's breathing centre, it can trigger a sudden, protracted case of hiccups, more commonly in women.
This video explains.