Excitement, flushed skin, balance problems and nausea are symptoms that may be associated with a binge. This is the so-called “self-distillation syndrome”.
Auto-distillation syndrome causes an overgrowth of yeast in the gut, turning it into excess alcohol. Photo: Shutterstock.
euphoria, flushing of the skin, balance problems, nausea… Symptoms that may be associated with intoxication, but in some people, manifest themselves without drinking even a drop of alcohol. it’s called “self-distillation syndrome,
On 23 May, the Hyogo Prefectural Police (JapanA 28-year-old man has been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. However, at the time of arrest, the man claimed that when he came under stress, his body produced alcohol.
The obvious excuse may have a medical explanation. Despite being a rare condition, «syndrome Self-distillation» There are many documented cases in the world. In 2014, an American was able to convert the sugars he consumed into alcohol.
The process, also known as “intestinal fermentation”, is caused by “Saccharomyces cerevisiae”, a unicellular fungus and. a yeast,
However, it is also present in our bodies, produced in some people. high amounts of ethanol through an endogenous fermentation in the system digestion,
In an interview, Gonzalo Guerra Flecha, an expert digestion The Medical-Surgical Center for Digestive Diseases (CMED) claimed that “only about a hundred people worldwide” suffer from it syndrome,
las high carbohydrate diet They can trigger the condition more acutely; That’s why some people may feel intoxicated just from eating.
There is currently no cure. The most common treatment is to eliminate as many sugar-rich foods from the diet as possible to prevent their conversion to alcohol.