Hiccups are yet to have a reliable cure, but luckily in most cases they go away as quickly as they appeared. While everyone gets hiccups once in a while, they are mainly a source of annoyance (and other people’s amusement) more than anything.
However, the Mayo Clinic points out that prolonged cases of hiccups can actually be a sign of a central nervous system disorder. Those disorders that can trigger hiccups range from meningitis to Multiple Sclerosis, according to the clinic. Long-lasting hiccups can also be a symptom of drinking too much alcohol, developing diabetes, or recovering from anesthesia.