Beer production is extremely labor intensive andlong process. To get a few liters of this heady drink, it takes several gallons of water, special grains and, most importantly, several weeks for fermentation. However, inside the human body, all these processes can proceed much faster. Recently, doctors from the US state of North Carolina became convinced of this, addressed to a 46-year-old man with signs of intoxication. According to him, he was often intoxicated even when he did not drink anything alcohol, so he lost his job and earned problems with the law. It turned out that due to a rare disease, beer was fermenting right in his intestines.
According to Medical Daily, problems with spontaneousintoxication began in a man in 2011. Then he received a severe hand injury and during the treatment, doctors prescribed him a course of antibiotics. After several dozen days, the patient began to notice a loss of concentration and frequent mood swings, and this lasted until the visit to a psychiatrist in 2014. After drinking a course of antidepressants, the man got rid of his depressed mood, but problems continued to follow on his heels.
Why is man getting drunk?
The patient said that one morning he went tocar and felt distracted and nauseous. He was stopped by police officers and was suspected of drunk driving. The breathalyzer really showed a high level of alcohol in his blood, so there was nothing surprising in the ailments of the man. After the police did not believe that he did not drink anything alcohol, the man decided to go to the hospital.
After listening to the patient, the doctors invited him to gothe so-called carbohydrate test. He was offered to eat 50 milligrams of a high carbohydrate meal and measured the level of alcohol in his blood. It turned out that intoxication of a man occurs when eating food - carbohydrates in his intestines interact with brewer's yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, as a result of which alcohol is formed. Subsequently, it enters the blood of a person, which is enough for intoxication.
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Side effects of antibiotics
The reason for the increased concentration of brewer's yeast inthe body of a male doctor considered the effect of antibiotics. The medicines prescribed in 2011 had a great effect on the microbiome of the intestines of the patient, which increased the number of fungi. In medicine, this disease is known as "auto-fermentation" syndrome and is extremely rare. According to Dr. Fahad Malik, this is the first time that the syndrome has arisen due to the use of antibiotics.
By the way, some popular antibiotics can trigger heart disease.
From now on, it is believed that a carbohydrate test is neededgive to each patient who complains of sudden bouts of intoxication. If this problem is ignored, many people can lose their jobs and even become responsible for car accidents. The fact is that people with the "auto-fermentation" syndrome sometimes do not understand at all that they are drunk. But in this state, they may well get behind the wheel of a car and bring down a person.
As for the 46-year-old man, now he lives a normal life and tries to adhere to proper nutrition. He also checks himself from time to time with a breathalyzer. So, just in case.