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Brazil's president is hospitalized with hiccups

Posted on Wednesday, 14 July, 2021 | Comment icon 7 comments

Bolsonaro has been unable to stop hiccuping for days. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Palacio do Planalto
Brazil's divisive leader Jair Bolsonaro is in hospital after suffering from incurable hiccups lasting several days.
Just about everyone will have experienced a persistent bout of hiccups at some point in their lives, however most of the time they will stop relatively quickly - usually with the help of a glass of water.

For Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, however, a bout of hiccups has proven so difficult to shake that he has had to be admitted to hospital to undergo testing and observation.

According to reports, Bolsonaro, who was seriously injured in 2018 after being stabbed in the intestines, is also suffering from abdominal pain in conjunction with the hiccups.

"He is feeling good and doing well," officials said in a statement.
Whatever the cause of his hiccups, which have lasted several days, there have been some sufferers whose hiccups have proven persistent for quite a bit longer... sometimes decades longer.

Charles Osborne, who burst a blood vessel while working as a farmhand, was one such individual.

Soon afterwards he started to hiccup relentlessly and couldn't stop no matter what he did. Doctors later revealed that his injury had affected his body's ability to inhibit the hiccup response.

As the months of constant hiccuping rolled by, Obsborne found himself trying every possible remedy known to man but nothing worked. For the next 68 years he would continue to have the hiccups non-stop and is thought to have hiccuped a total of 595,680,000 times over his lifetime.

Fingers crossed that Bolsonaro hasn't been cursed to suffer the same fate.

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Comment icon #1 Posted by OverSword on 14 July, 2021, 16:14
Everyone I know that had this happen had heart issues later.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Helen of Annoy on 14 July, 2021, 17:03
If you've got hiccups, it means someone's mentioning you, talking about you. The hiccups will stop when you guess correctly who is it And too high doses of hydroxychloroquine can damage heart. It does **** against Covid, but it does damage variety of internal organs, heart included. I thought he didn't really use hydroxychloroquine himself, that it was only cruel joke for the masses, but it will be hilarious if he finds out he's got heart damage from followingmedical adviceTrump gave him.
Comment icon #3 Posted by quiXilver on 14 July, 2021, 17:40
While I lay dying in hospital with septic blood poisoning a few years ago, (i got better) there was a man next to me who had severe hiccups that had been ongoing for almost a week and finally he ended in the bed next to me for about a day and a half. They treated him for an infection.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Helen of Annoy on 14 July, 2021, 17:59
I'm glad you got better. I was near a person with persistent hiccups caused by heart failure for only 20 minutes or so and it was disturbing. You can hear these are not ordinary hiccups. But persistent hiccups can be caused by anything, ranging from deadly diseases to nothing really
Comment icon #5 Posted by Seti42 on 14 July, 2021, 23:27
Good, haha. Bolsonaro is Brazil's trump, and he should be removed from office.
Comment icon #6 Posted by godnodog on 15 July, 2021, 0:37
no, hes a wannabee Trump, and even at that he sucks
Comment icon #7 Posted by Helen of Annoy on 15 July, 2021, 14:30
Apparently, he's so constipated he needs a surgery.It could be the reason for hiccups too. What's the reason for constipation remains to be seen. "Constipated" is a fancy word for being full of ****.

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