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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions

Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
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how can i help you?
User :   My husband believes that when he eats too much sugar that his stomach might be converting it into alcohol. Is this possible?
Doctor :  
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this is not true
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in stomach digestion occurs
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and this gives us energy
Doctor :  
for sugar to become alcohol, fermentation should occur
Doctor :  
and this fermentation does not occur in the stomach
User :   What could his feeling of "drunkeness" after eating sugar and then the feeling of a hangover (nausea, head ache, fatigue) be?
Doctor :   has he undergone any abdominal surgery?
User :   No, he has not.
Doctor :  
this feeling of symptoms are from how many days?

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