Are Hiccups Related To Acid Reflux?

Question

Asked by Judy

Are Hiccups Related To Acid Reflux?

Over the past three years, I have had two episodes of hiccups that have lasted for three days or more. The hiccups are often severe and sometimes feel accompanied by a burp. Could this be related to acid reflux? Is taking acid reducer a reasonable way to treat this?

Answer

Thanks for your question. Persistent hiccups can sometimes be a common symptom of GERD. However, you should talk to your doctor to figure out exactly what is causing these hiccups and how best to treat them. I hope this helps.