Biologically, hiccups are caused by the irritation of the diaphragm that basically separates the chest from the abdomen. It is not considered a serious condition or something to be worried about but it causes annoyance and irritation. There is no definite known cause of hiccups and there is no such cure for them except for the conventional ones like getting shocked, holding your breath, or some breathing exercises. However, it is serious if they last for more than 48 hours.
Although hiccups are not medically serious, people want to get rid of them as soon as they can. It is because of the extent of nuisance created by them. Well, there is good news for everyone as a 92% successful cure for hiccups has been discovered now. This cure is in the form of a straw that relieves you of the hiccups in an instant.
This miraculous straw is called the Forced Inspiratory Suction and Swallow Tool, abbreviated as FISST, and is patented by the name, HiccAway for $14. The design constitutes a regular L-shaped straw with one side for the mouth and the other has a pressure valve that can be adjusted according to the user’s preference. The straw engages phrenic and vagus nerves which are responsible for causing hiccups. The suction engages the former while the latter is activated while swallowing.
The results of the study and experiment carries out was not based on a control group. In fact, it was finalized on the grounds of self-reporting. This device is priced 14 dollars only which is a fair bargain for the cost of bearing annoyance and irritation caused by the hiccups. You can carry it around and use it whenever you are in the situation. It will also add to less usage of disposable straws, promoting sustainability by reusing materials.