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    Old 09-27-2007, 05:56 PM   #1
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    Hi all,

    Please read all of this post if you suffer from PVCs. Although this first part is primarily about heartburn, this post ultimately concerns PVCs. I have been suffering with PVCs for around 9-10 years now, with a gradual increment of intensity and frequency.

    I am currently 38 and I have suffered with heartburn since I was a child. After a lot of research and subsequent thought about acid reflux I came to the conclusion that my heartburn is the result of not enough stomach acid (HCl or hydrochloric acid) and not too much of it (like the doctors try to tell everyone). So, I recently started taking natural Apple Cider Vinegar with 5% acidity (the one with all the stodgy stuff floating around inside).
    This for me... has been a 99% cure.

    Sound like a paradox taking acid to stop heartburn? Yeah, it certainly does, but until we have a total undisputed idea about exactly how the body functions, how can we make any assumptions?

    Anyway, based on my research, apparently your stomach doesnít just produce HCl to digest food, the gall bladder and pancreas also produce bile & other digestive enzymes, but without proper production of HCl, you stomach doesnít digest food properly and will ultimately regurgitate enzymes up into your oesophagus.

    Anyway, to the PVC issue. I started taking Omeprosole and then Lansoprazole (to control stomach acid/enzymes) about 9-10 years ago. I remember at the time I was working in a recording studio and needed to find a cure for my reflux. About 1-2 months after starting these PPIs (Proton Pump Inhibitors) to eliminate my heartburn, I started to get these dreaded PVCs. I should add that the heartburn cure worked though!

    The PVCs gradually got worse and worse and I ended up in A&E on a few occasions scared witless and not knowing what the problem was! However, since taking Apple Cider Vinegar for my heartburn and stopping the PPIs, I have noticed a gradual reduction in my PVCs. Now, 6 months later after taking Apple Cider Vinegar 3 or 4 times daily, they have virtually disappeared all together! I have not been taking supplements of any type; I think my body is just absorbing vitamins and elements more efficiently from the food I eat. Also, I no longer need to take the PPIs because the Apple Cider Vinegar is sufficient.

    I have read a lot of information on the web, and it seems that sufficient acid levels are essential for absorbing vitamins & minerals into the body (especially things like magnesium & potassium). I know itís well documented that magnesium and potassium can help reduce or eliminate PVCs, but what is less obvious is the underlying reason why people have deficiencies in these electrolytes.

    Iím not saying that everyone who gets PVCs have a low acid stomach or that their PVC problems are totally due to these electrolyte deficiencies, but its worth thinking for a moment as to if and why you may not be absorbing these minerals, even when taking them as supplements.

    I hope this helps people.

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    Old 09-27-2007, 06:39 PM   #2
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    Re: PVC and stomach disorder - a possible cure

    You know, I have always had a LITTLE bit of a PVC problem....but now that you bring this up....it reminds me of WHEN my PVCs got out of hand. It was when I started having MAJOR Acid Reflux! Out of the blue a couple of yrs ago I was unable to sleep because of severe pain from it. It wasn't but a few months after I started taking meds for AF (which helped by the way) that my PVCs went totally haywire! I ended up at a Heart Center.

    I am not taking a magnesium supplement which cuts my PVCs down to where I at least can tolerate them. Not too long ago my cousin (who is in the medical field) suggested to me that the best thing for heartburn was vinegar. I bought some, but haven't tried it yet. I think I am going to get on this band wagon and see what happens! I will let you all know!

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    Re: PVC and stomach disorder - a possible cure

    Both of your posts are very interesting. I have also had some serious issues with heartburn and PVCs. I hate them because it makes me feel like my heart is going to go into SVTs. My last SVT found out that my potassium levels were low and I am wondering if I am having the same issues. Doc put me on Potassium and Magnesium pills.
    I am considering trying the natural Apple Cider Vinegar with 5% acidity as you suggested. Today everytime I stand up...whammo and PVC I can feel in my throat. Is there any danger with using apple cider vinegar?

     
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