Hiccups are incessant, uncontrollable contractions of the diaphragm-the muscle that parts the chest from the abdomen and plays a vital role in breathing. When the diaphragm contracts, the lungs take in oxygen. When the diaphragm relaxes, the lungs release the carbon dioxide. Each diaphragm contraction is trailed by a sudden closure of vocal cords, producing the rhythm called hiccups
When your blood pressure, the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels, is consistently too high”, it is what is defined as High blood pressure (HBP) or hypertension.