ONLINE TREATMENT FOR ACID REFLUX & GERD.

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We’ll help you stick to your plan for managing a chronic disease*, changing a habit, and living healthier—by phone.

*Chronic care is available for adults 18-64 in all 48 continental US states. Not available in Alaska or Hawaii.

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Can acid reflux be treated online?

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Acid reflux is a condition you can receive treatment for online by scheduling a telehealth appointment with a medical provider. During your video consultation, your medical provider will review your health history and current medications and ask you a series of questions about your symptoms. The goal is to determine if your symptoms point to acid reflux as being your problem.

After determining your diagnosis, your medical provider will review the risks and benefits of several treatment plans, including medications and some dietary changes that may reduce your acid reflux symptoms. The treatment plan depends on how severe your case is. If the medical provider feels it necessary, they will advise you to seek in-person medical care for further evaluation.

What is acid reflux?

If you’ve ever felt a painful burning sensation behind your chest bone after eating, an acidic taste in your mouth, persistent coughing, or bad breath, you may have experienced acid reflux.

Acid reflux is when acid from your stomach enters your esophagus, the tube through which food travels from your mouth down to your stomach after you swallow. This occurs when the small muscle at the bottom of your esophagus does not close properly after allowing food to pass through. As a result, the acid in your esophagus causes a burning sensation in your chest and a sour taste in your mouth.

Sometimes acid reflux goes away on its own. However, recurring acid reflux without proper treatment can lead to complications like inflammation of the esophagus, ulcers, and narrowing of the esophagus.

What’s the difference between acid reflux and GERD?

Many people believe acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) refer to the same thing; however, they are different.

Acid reflux refers to when stomach acid occasionally leaks into your esophagus after eating certain foods or lying down too soon after eating. Sometimes people also call this indigestion or heartburn.

GERD is a more severe and long-lasting condition when a person experiences acid reflux frequently. Repeatedly having acid in your esophagus can cause several complications, including:

  • Ulcers and bleeding in the esophagus
  • Narrowing of the esophagus
  • Chronic cough
  • Hoarse voice
  • Laryngitis
  • Wearing away tooth enamel

What are the symptoms of acid reflux?

Symptoms of acid reflux may include:

  • Burning sensation behind the chest bone
  • Taste of stomach acid in the mouth
  • Nausea
  • Problems swallowing
  • Chronic cough
  • Hoarse voice

What causes acid reflux?

The muscle at the end of your esophagus and your diaphragm muscle usually work together to prevent stomach acid from leaking into your esophagus. Sometimes, however, your esophageal muscle doesn’t close all the way due to certain factors such as:

  • Experiencing overweight or obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Smoking or inhalation of secondhand smoke

Several medications also may cause acid reflux or make it worse. Those medications include:

  • Calcium channel blockers
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Certain asthma medications
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Tricyclic antidepressants

Having a hiatal hernia also increases your risk for acid reflux. Hiatal hernia is a condition in which a portion of the stomach protrudes up through the diaphragm and into the chest.

How can I get rid of acid reflux?

Several lifestyle changes and medications may help your acid reflux go away.

Lifestyle changes your medical provider may recommend include:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight if you are experiencing overweight or obesity
  • Stop smoking
  • Elevate your head and chest when you sleep
  • Do not eat within three hours of lying down

Certain foods and drinks may trigger acid reflux symptoms or make them worse. Try avoiding these foods commonly linked to acid reflux:

  • Citrus fruits and tomatoes
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee and other caffeinated drinks
  • High-fat foods
  • Mint
  • Spicy foods

What medications treat acid reflux?

Several medications are available over-the-counter (OTC) or by prescription for treating acid reflux. However, if your symptoms continue to recur, make an appointment to speak with a medical provider.

Antacids help relieve occasional symptoms by neutralizing stomach acid but should not be taken daily. Examples of antacids include:

  • Milk of magnesia available OTC
  • TUMS available OTC
  • Mylanta available OTC
  • Gaviscon available OTC

H2 blockers help decrease the amount of acid in your stomach.

  • Duo fusion available OTC
  • Pepcid (famotidine) available by prescription

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) lower the amount of acid your stomach makes. These usually work better than H2 blockers.

  • Prilosec (omeprazole) available OTC
  • Nexium (esomeprazole) available by prescription
  • Protonix (pantoprazole) available by prescription
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Frequently asked questions

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What is K Health Primary Care?

The K Health Primary Care program is holistic, virtual care without the hassle and price of seeing a doctor in-person, available to individuals 18-64. Primary Care is part of the K Health membership, which costs just $29/month*. It includes chronic condition management and prevention, 24/7 text-based Urgent Care*, Urgent Care for kids ages 3-17, annual wellness visits, and more—all from your phone.

A care team of board-certified doctors and clinicians create hyper-personalized care plans to make it easier for you manage chronic disease, change a habit, or just live healthier. Plans include reminders on what health screenings you need, when you're out of refills, and more.

Your care team can remotely prescribe and refill medication, order lab tests, and more.

*24/7 Urgent Care is available in all 48 continental US states. Not available in Alaska or Hawaii. K Health memberships are not insurance and exclude ancillary services (e.g., referrals. labs, equipment, cost of medication, etc). See Terms of Service.

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What does Primary Care treat?

The K Health Primary Care program is part of the K Health membership, which offers remote wellness visits, chronic disease management and prevention, 24/7 Urgent Care*, prescription refills, unlimited Urgent Care visits for you and your kids 3-17, and more.

Primary Care clinicians practicing on the K Health platform help you manage and treat common chronic conditions like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and obesity, and also create personalized care plans to help prevent future conditions, like heart attack and stroke. Your Care Team can remotely prescribe and refill medication, order lab tests and health screenings, and more.

*24/7 Urgent Care is available in all 48 continental US states. Not available in Alaska or Hawaii. K Health memberships are not insurance and exclude ancillary services (e.g., referrals, labs, equipment, cost of medication, etc). See Terms of Service.

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How much does Primary Care cost?

The Primary Care program is included in a K Health membership, which costs $29/month* billed every three months. You can cancel your membership at anytime. The cancellation will go into effect at the end of the billing cycle.

A membership includes chronic condition management, 24/7 Urgent Care*, annual wellness visits, unlimited Urgent Care visits for you and your kids 3-17, and more. Medication and lab test costs are not included.

*24/7 Urgent Care is available in all 48 continental US states. Not available in Alaska or Hawaii. K Health memberships are not insurance and exclude ancillary services (e.g., referrals, labs, equipment, cost of medication, etc). See Terms of Service.

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Do you do annual physicals?

We’ve built a way to have an annual wellness visit—or anytime check-in—with a board-certified doctor or clinician via the K Health app. Clinicians are available day and night for wellness visits.

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What's included in the K Health membership?

Our K Health membership includes nearly everything K Health offers for $29/month*.

  • Unlimited text-based visits with licensed clinicians
  • Flexible appointments for Primary Care and 24/7 Urgent Care
  • Remote annual wellness visits
  • Chronic condition management and prevention
  • Free Urgent Care for your kids ages 3-17
  • Easy prescription management and renewals
  • As always, no insurance needed, all on your own schedule

*24/7 Urgent Care is available in 48 states of the US. Not available in Alaska or Hawaii. Pediatrics is only available in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Children ages 3-17 must have parental consent.

K Health memberships are not insurance and do not include any ancillary services, (e.g.) laboratory tests, durable medical equipment, appointments with other providers or specialists that we may refer you to, emergency or in-person urgent care facility visits; cost of medication and other referrals. See Terms of Service.

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Do you need insurance to use K Health?

Nope!

You can sign up for our K Health membership for $29/month* which includes access to our Primary Care program, 24/7 Urgent Care visits*, Urgent Care for your kids ages 3-17, and more. A one-time visits cost $35*. Our symptom checker is always free to use.

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*24/7 Urgent Care is available in all 48 continental US states. Not available in Alaska or Hawaii. K Health memberships are not insurance and exclude ancillary services (e.g., referrals, labs, equipment, cost of medication, etc). See Terms of Service.

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