As a specialist travel insurance provider for pre-existing medical conditions, we regularly provide travel insurance to people who have gastro-oesophageal reflux, whether you suffer from mild symptoms such a heartburn or have a complex condition that leads to more severe symptoms. Reflux is often a side effect of medication that is prescribed to treat heart conditions such as atrial fibrillation or heart failure.
Is reflux really a pre-existing medical condition? The simple answer is yes. However, with more than 25% of UK adults suffering from some degree of reflux symptoms, it’s easy to overlook when taking out travel insurance, especially if you are declaring more serious medical conditions. Whilst it may seem a minor in relation to your underlying medical conditions, we need to account for any prescriptions to ensure you are fully covered in the event of a claim.