Auto brewery syndrome aka Gut fermentation syndrome

Is a rare medical condition whereby intoxication qualities of ethanol are produced by fermentation of carbohydrates in the human gut.Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast is identified as the cause.

Signs and symptoms arises if yeast produces enough alcohol to induce intoxication,(Painter K;Whitten R.StatPearls publication 2018)

The sufferer can also have dry mouth,dizziness,disorientation.hangover,irritable bowel syndrome and low productivity at work.

Treatment:Low carbohydrates with high protein diet,Food that lowers sugar will is essential as sugar is fermented in alcohol,as this will prevents more sugar fermentation.

The use of antibiotic can kill even good bacterias in the gut,so taking probiotics will help increase good gut bacterias too.

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