Drunk But You Didn’t Drink

Drunk But You Didn’t Drink

 7/18/2017 |  Views:2,067 |  Posted by: Michelle Volk |  Reading Time:  |  Article Tags: 
Endogenous ethanol production, otherwise known as Auto Brewery Syndrome or gut fermentation is a rare circumstance which allows alcohol to be fermented in the body; specifically the stomach and intestines.
 
This phenomenon occurs in individuals that have an abundance of yeast inside the intestines.  Yeast can build up to the point where introduction of any sugar into the body can cause a reaction that rivals drinking excessively. 
 
If an individual consumes the slightest amount of carbohydrate, the body will convert this sugar into ethanol causing a spike in the blood alcohol.
 
This syndrome is extremely rare and one of the only ways to get an accurate diagnosis involves a complex testing regimen under very strict and controlled environmental conditions.

Research is ongoing about this syndrome. If you are interested in learning more, please contact a medical professional or family doctor. 

Michelle Volk

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