Hiccups

App score: 58/100 About the Orcha review

A hiccup is an involuntary contraction (myoclonic jerk) of the diaphragm that may repeat several times per minute.

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Platform: Android

Cost: Entirely Free

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Condition(s) this app helps

  • Hiccups

Description

A hiccup is an involuntary contraction (myoclonic jerk) of the diaphragm that may repeat several times per minute. In Latin it is called singultus for the act of catching one's breath while sobbing. The hiccup is an involuntary action involving a reflex arc. Once triggered, the reflex causes a strong contraction of the diaphragm followed about 0.25 second later by closure of the vocal cords, which results in the classic "hic" sound. Hiccups may occur individually, or they may occur in bouts. The rhythm of the hiccup, or the time between hiccups, tends to be relatively constant. A bout of hiccups, in general, resolves itself without intervention, although many home remedies are often used to attempt to shorten the duration. Medical treatment is occasionally necessary in cases of chronic hiccups.


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App score: 58/100

More details

Reviewed on: 18 June 2019 (Independently reviewed for us by ORCHA)

  • General Information
Data Collection

Because this App doesn't collect Data there is minimal risk to your privacy and confidentiality from the use of this App.

Professional Assurance

It wasn't clear from our review that a suitably qualified professional or organisation was involved in the Apps development.

It wasn't clear from our review how regularly the advice and guidance given by the App was reviewed and updated by relevant professionals.

Testing

It wasn't clear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its design and development.

Customisation

The App does provide customisable features.

End User Capacity

The App does provide support for users with poor sight.

The App does provide support for users with hearing difficulties.

Support

The App doesn't appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.

Cost

The App is entirely free to use.


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