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Old 05-21-2018, 08:09 AM   #1
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Does apple cider vinegar really work?

Hi.

I had been on Prevacid many years ago just for 1 month courses but since I quit alcohol and caffeine 6 years ago I haven't needed them.

Anyway I was put on Prevacid for 2 months because they thought it would clear up a bad chest I had. Bascially the bad chest was caused by another factor but the doctor said try it so I said "OK". So in 2 months it didn't clear my chest but I did noticed that while I was on Prevacid my bowel movements were a lot better and more satisfying.

I am not going to go on Prevacid or anything like that for a long while (only in exceptional circumstances) because I know about the calcium bones thing and that scares me, but I am wondering if it's worth trying something more natural to reduce stomach acid. I've heard about ACV but how does one take it? At certain times of day or after meals?

Does it really work?

 
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Old 05-22-2018, 06:19 AM   #2
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Re: Does apple cider vinegar really work?

I would be careful with ACV. Certainly always do just a small amount, like a teaspoon mixed with 8 oz water. Some find it helps, I think because it makes the esophageal sphincter close. But if you already have acid damage especially to your throat, it will make things worse.

 
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Old 05-27-2018, 07:16 AM   #3
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Re: Does apple cider vinegar really work?

Hi.

I don't have acid damage to the throat. I breathed in some particles from a printer I was sitting next to at work over a period of 6 weeks and it burnt my throat/chest. There was obviously a fault with the toner or printer. Luckily a chest x-ray was all clear but I have had pain in the throat/sternum area for 9 months and I am going back to the doctor soon to see what other test they can do.

So I would be quite ok drinking ACV. Like i said my bowel movements were more easier on the PPI's. Can stomach acid get into your stools and iritate your anus because I have been off the PPI's for a week and pain when I pass stools is back to how it was before the PPI's? I was diagnosed with some hemorrhoids about 2 years back and told to eat well etc etc, which I already do, but when I was on the PPI's it felt like they were not a problem anymore.

 
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Old 07-09-2018, 01:47 PM   #4
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Re: Does apple cider vinegar really work?

Hi.

So I never got around to trying the ACV but one thing that I think has helped me is that I no longer drink when I have my main meal, water that is. When I had a meal in the evening I used to drink quite a bit of orange cordial. I read on a website that it is bad to drink a lot when you eat as it dilutes the acid in your stomach and that is no good for digestion. Low and behold I have stayed off the fluids when eating and my bowl movements seems much better. Hopefully it stays that way.

 
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Old 07-10-2018, 04:30 AM   #5
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Re: Does apple cider vinegar really work?

Hi. I take ACV pills- not liquid. I think they do help. It seems to help me digest my food better, keep me regular and prevent acid reflux. You might look into the supplement pills instead of the liquid. It is easier to take!
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Old 07-11-2018, 02:48 PM   #6
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Thanks! I never knew they existed.

 
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