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1.  Hiccups
Hiccups are repetitive, uncontrollable contractions of the diaphragm. Your diaphragm is the muscle just below your lungs. It marks the boundary between your chest and abdomen. The diaphragm regulates breathing. Whe...
  • Hiccups
  • Myoclonic jerks
2.  Indigestion
Indigestion (dyspepsia) happens to almost everyone from time to time. It may cause stomach discomfort or a feeling of being too full. When severe, it can cause heartburn, bloating, nausea, and vomiting.Indigestion ma...
  • Hiccups
  • Foul smelling stool
  • Abdominal pain worse with eating
  • Abdominal distension, gaseous
  • Abdominal bloating
3.  Fluid in the Chest (Pleural Effusion)
Pleural effusion, also called "water on the lung," is an excessive buildup of fluids between your lungs and chest cavity. There is always a small amount of liquid on the outside of your lungs. This fluid works to coa...
  • Hiccups
  • Pain
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Rapid breathing
4.  Diabetic Nephropathy
Diabetic nephropathy is a type of progressive kidney disease that occurs in people who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The University of Washington estimates that 20 to 40 percent of people with diabetes will ge...
  • Hiccups
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Foamy urine
  • Fatigue
5.  Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) causes destruction of the kidneys. It is progressive and irreversible.Your kidneys are an essential part of your body. They have a number of functions: help maintain the balance of mineral...
  • Hiccups
  • Agitation
  • Seizures
  • High blood pressure
  • Headache
6.  End-Stage Kidney Disease
A diagnosis of end-stage kidney disease means that you are in the final stage of kidney disease, and your kidneys are not functioning well enough to meet the needs of daily life. Your kidneys are responsible fo...
  • Hiccups
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anemia
  • Jaundice
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