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Autobrewery Syndrome

I never knew I could be convicted of a crime I never knew I have committed. Strange but funny as it is, I was arrested and detained for a whole week in jail because I was intoxicated with alcohol and I was driving on the major road!

After serial pleas for innocence, I was not heard. Then I contacted my doctor who arrived with my medical history and shoved it to their faces that I had a syndrome. The auto brewery syndrome, which no man in your village has been diagnosed of. I have the auto brewery syndrome and I know you do not know about it either. I will tell you afterall.

Auto brewery syndrome is a rare medical condition like I mentioned above, in which intoxicating quantities of ethanol are produced through endogenous fermentation within the digestive system. This happens right inside your body. I didn’t have to pay for the alcohol, my body produced the alcohol and forced me to take it by diffusion.

Auto brewery syndrome can occur in patients with short bowel syndrome. Short bowel syndrome is the mal-absorption disorder caused by a lack of functional small intestine.

Symptoms

During the period of diagnosis, it was hard to recall that I had the symptoms below but they are seen in almost all of my kind.

  • Excessive belching: Every five minutes was gas release.
  • Dizziness: You can’t just imagine.
  • Dry mouth: Even with the daily dosage of distilled water.
  • Hangovers: All the time.
  • Delusion.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome, such as depression and anxiety. I almost lost my mind.

Diagnosis

Alcohol can be detected by testing blood or the breath. My physician used special kits to detect traces of alcohol in my blood sample and used some strips for my breath. This was carried out and repeated multiple times in the same day.

Treatment

Since the auto brewery syndrome is principally from the action of fungi on carbohydrates, the use of antifungal medications can help alleviate the disease. More so, I cut down carbohydrate in my diet. It’s better safe than sorry. You do not want to get arrested like I was done right?

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