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    Treating Auto-Brewery Syndrome

    Once you have a diagnosis of ABS, the treatment may not be simple or straightforward. Your primary provider may decide to try anti-fungal medications but some patients respond to medication and other do not. Some patients take long courses or several courses of the medication before seeing results and there are side effect to most of the medications and they can be hard on your liver.

    Whether of not you decide to take medications, almost all patients must abstain from alcohol and maintain a low glycemic index diet at least until symptoms subside and the stool culture comes back negative for yeast. Many patients decide to maintain the diet long term in order to prevent a relapse.

    Environmental triggers are important to identify in addition to food that provokes symptoms, because ABS may be brought on by mold in your house, yeast and mold exposure at work, such as exposure to soil, moldy substances, or damp locations.

    It’s important to read up on the treatment of yeast overgrowth as many physicians are not aware of the severe symptoms that can occur in patients with overgrowth.

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  • Posted by JANE KENMORE on January 6, 2017, 5:41 am

    My 57yr old husband has been dealing with this syndrome for approximately18 months. What test is recommended to determine the level of causative yeast? We have determined it takes his body 24-36 hours to produce the symptoms after ingesting any carbohydrates.

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  • Posted by Steve on April 14, 2017, 5:47 am

    For the last month and a half I have had this drunk feeling and headaches and I have been given anti biotics, steroids, and had an MRi of my brain with more blood work and another MRI for my neck. When I read this article it really hit home because I have diabetes 2 and cant control my sugar levels. I try and eat right but I do eat some carbs and yeast products. Please send me any other information or who I could call to find out more about this. Thank you

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  • Posted by Paul Whitwell on August 1, 2017, 12:59 am

    I have ABS and it is miserable! Now that I have completely changed my diet I feel great. You CAN feel better! I would be happy to share my story and what I have learned through trial and error.

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