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While not a disease we treat at the Johns Hopkins Headache Center, delayed alcohol-induced headaches are extremely common, disabling and costly to society. This material is provided for general education purposes.
How does alcohol affect the brain and the rest of the body?
Alcohol adversely affects the brain, the liver, the kidneys, the heart, blood vessels, the lining of the stomach, and various hormonal and regulatory systems. Even the word “intoxicated” indicates alcohol’s true nature: a toxic substance.
The first symptoms of ethanol intoxication on the brain are quite pleasurable for most people. You feel relaxed and happy, and with another drink or two you become boisterously enthusiastic — the life of the party. With increased alcohol consumption, your vision blurs, your reaction times slow, your perceptions are unreliable, and you become unsteady and uncoordinated. You start to lose your inhibitions, which can lead to another consequence of drinking: poor judgment. Speech begins to slur, and concentrating and “thinking straight” becomes impossible. At higher concentrations in the blood, hiccups, vertigo, confusion, lethargy, memory “blackouts,” vomiting, stupor, coma, slowed breathing and even death can result.
No one is exactly sure how ethanol causes its various effects, but once absorbed from the stomach into the bloodstream it can freely cross out of the blood and into nerve cells of the brain. Once in the brain it causes a chemical release that leads to pleasurable feelings, and it lessens inhibitions by depressing certain frontal lobe functions. Motor pathways become overactive, and blood sugar is processed less efficiently in the brain. As more and more ethanol molecules enter the membranes of the nerve cells, sedating effects develop. The effects of alcohol intoxication are relatively predictable based on measured blood alcohol content.
Some of these effects are caused by ethanol itself, and others are from an even more toxic byproduct of its metabolism called acetaldehyde. This chemical builds up in the blood as the liver breaks down the alcohol into a form that can be eliminated from the body.
The effects on other body systems are also important in the symptoms of alcohol intoxication. The kidneys increase urination substantially, leading to dehydration. Blood vessels in the skin dilate, causing flushing and increased cardiac output. The liver starts working overtime to detoxify the blood of ethanol and acetaldehyde, and cannot keep blood sugar adequately regulated.
Repeated drinking can lead to liver scarring, known as cirrhosis. Certain inflammatory chemicals increase in the blood and affect various natural hormonal pathways. The stomach lining may become irritated, increasing nausea and the chance of bleeding. The extra calories consumed often become converted into fat.
Many of these disturbances of the body’s natural physiology persist the next day, long after the alcohol is gone. Dehydration plays a significant role, as does acetaldehyde. Effects on hormones, blood chemistry, the sleep-wake cycle and inflammatory chemicals are also important in the thoroughly lousy feeling we have come to know as a hangover.
Most people are well aware of the presence of headache, malaise, diarrhea, loss of appetite, tiredness, nausea and sensitivity to light, sound and motion the day after binge drinking. What may be less well recognized is that manual dexterity, memory, reaction time, visual-spatial skills and attention are all adversely affected, even when your alcohol level has fallen back down to 0.
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How little is enough to make an impact the next day?
Like so many other answers to science questions, “it depends.” Body weight and gender are very important factors. While five to eight drinks for the average man, and three to five drinks for the average woman, are enough to cause some degree of hangover, specific effects will vary greatly between individuals. Certain ethnic groups (Japanese, for example) have a genetically reduced ability to break down acetaldehyde, the main byproduct of alcohol, as it is first processed in the liver. This results in more reddening of the skin (““Asian flush”) and hangovers at lower amounts of alcohol.
People prone to migraines tend to have more problems with hangovers. People who drink alcohol regularly, or those who are taking certain specific medications that affect liver enzymes, may metabolize alcohol more quickly, having fewer problems with intoxication and hangover as a result. Conversely, there are many medications that interfere with the breakdown of alcohol and acetaldehyde, worsening the consequences of drinking. A thin, Japanese teetotaling woman taking prescription painkillers will clearly have more problems with a few drinks than a 250 pound linebacker who regularly drinks four beers a night.
How fast you drink is also important. Most of us can break down about one drink’s worth of alcohol each hour. What you drink is far less important than how much, but there’s some evidence that darker beverages — whiskey, brandy, red wine, tequila — cause more problems than clear drinks such as gin and vodka. They are thought to contain chemicals called congeners that add to ethanol’s harmful effects.
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How long do the effects last?
Hangovers can last up to 72 hours after drinking, but most are shorter in duration. Again it depends on how much was consumed, how dehydrated you became, nutritional status, ethnicity, gender, the state of your liver, medications, etc.
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Are there any effective treatments?
If you’ve consumed too much alcohol and have to work the next day, what do you do? In short, you suffer, and so does your job performance. Thinking about calling in sick? You’ll be in good company. Estimates of lost revenues due to reduced job productivity and absenteeism from alcohol run as high as $148 billion a year in the U.S. alone. Much of this expense is related to hangovers in light to moderate drinkers.
A quick Google search for “hangover cure OR treatment OR remedy OR prevention” pulls up over 2 million webpages. There are countless commercial products (Cheerz, Chaser) and homemade recipes with wildly unsubstantiated and pseudoscientific claims of benefits. It is important to note that a recent study from the British Medical Journal concluded that there was essentially no substantial scientific evidence that any substance has proven effectiveness in preventing or treating a hangover. That being said, the authors themselves admit that very few well-designed scientific studies have ever been conducted on the subject, so it is more than possible that some of these unproven treatments might work.
There is some evidence that vitamin B6 taken before drinking can be mildly helpful. An anti-inflammatory drug called tolfenamic acid has been shown to be somewhat helpful when taken during alcohol consumption. While this drug is not available in the U.S., other related medications, including ibuprofen, naproxen, and prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be similarly helpful. However, when combined with alcohol they might increase the risk of stomach bleeding. Staying well-hydrated with plenty of water is helpful. Gatorade or other fitness drinks may be better than water alone, but there is no scientific proof. A chemical called N-acetyl-cysteine may be useful in detoxifying the body from acetaldehyde buildup, but this too is an unproven treatment. Light exercise may be helpful, provided you stay well-hydrated.
Here’s some advice on what to do after an evening of “overdoing it”:
- Avoid more alcohol (“hair of the dog”) — this will only increase your misery.
- Avoid further dehydration by drinking liquids (other than alcohol!) — water, chicken soup, Gatorade, whatever works for you.
- Avoid acetaminophen (Tylenol) at all costs — it can overtax your already hard-working liver, leading to dangerous swelling or even liver failure.
- Avoid unpalatable “recipes” that combine such ingredients as eggs, raw fish, Tabasco and sausage. You wouldn’t eat like that when you are at your best, so what makes you think you’ll stomach it when you’re hungover?
The very best prevention of a hangover? Don’t drink. The best cure? Time.
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The 4 Best Home Remedies to Cure Your Hangover Naturally
- The most effective hangover remedies include eating carbohydrates, salty foods, eggs, or bananas.
- To help cure a hangover, you should also stay hydrated by drinking water and sports drinks to replace lost electrolytes.
- In addition, there is evidence that supplements like red ginseng, prickly pear, and Korean pear can help relieve hangover symptoms.
- This article was reviewed by Jason R. McKnight, MD, MS, a family medicine physician and clinical assistant professor at Texas A&M College of Medicine.
- Visit Insider’s Health Reference library for more advice.
For as long as there has been alcohol, there have been people searching for a cure to the next day fatigue, nausea, and headaches that can come with a hangover.
Most hangovers will go away on their own within 24 hours. There is no single cure for a hangover, but treating the symptoms can help you feel better. You can use the following home remedies to help relieve your hangover symptoms:
1. Get some food in your stomach
Eating something may help you feel better from a hangover. But if you ask people for their favorite hangover-fighting breakfast, you will likely get several different answers. Some good options include:
Eggs contain amino acids like cysteine, which can help clear acetaldehyde from your system, according to a 2018 article in the Journal of Chemistry.
Acetaldehyde is produced during the metabolism of alcohol. When you drink a lot, your body can’t metabolize acetaldehyde quickly enough. Too much acetaldehyde in the blood has been linked to hangover symptoms like headache, sweating, nausea, and vomiting.
Bananas are a good source of potassium, an important electrolyte that can get depleted after drinking. Low electrolyte levels can contribute to hangover symptoms like fatigue, headache, nausea, muscle cramps, and low energy.
One banana contains 425 milligrams of potassium, or about 12% of your recommended daily value. Other foods rich in potassium include:
- Avocados (708 mg/cup)
- Spinach (420 mg/cup of cooked spinach)
- Baked potatoes (925 mg per potato)
- Salmon (309 mg/3 oz)
Eating salty foods can help replenish your body’s sodium levels, which may also be depleted after heavy drinking. Some of the best examples include:
- Pickles (362 mg sodium/spear)
- Olives (310 mg/4 green manzanilla olives)
- Chicken noodle soup (343 mg/cup)
Carbohydrates help raise your blood sugar, which will help relieve the symptoms of low blood sugar commonly associated with hangovers like fatigue and weakness.
If your hangover has you feeling nausea, you may want to stick to bland foods like toast that will also help settle your stomach. Or, you may want to opt for healthier, complex carbohydrates like:
- Brown rice
2. Stay hydrated
While dehydration isn’t the only cause of a hangover, it is a major one. Drinking water or other fluids when you are hungover will help alleviate the symptoms of dehydration, such as dry mouth, dizziness, and fatigue.
There isn’t a defined amount you need to drink, says Mia Mattioli, MD, a physician at Huntington Hospital in California. Drinking water alongside your alcoholic drinks can also help, because it will both keep you hydrated and likely reduce how much alcohol you consume, Mattioli says.
Drinks with electrolytes will help you retain water. Salty liquids like bouillon soup or sports drinks will also help replace the salt and potassium you lose from urinating frequently while drinking.
Coffee or tea can also help you feel better, especially if your hangover has you feeling fatigue and head pain. The caffeine can help relieve headaches and give you an energy boost, but be wary, because caffeinated drinks are also diuretics, and can end up dehydrating you more.
3. Try supplements
Some supplements and extracts may also help treat hangovers, although Mattioli warns that what works for one person may not work for another. Mattioli says that in general, there isn’t harm in trying different supplements, as long as you never exceed the recommended daily limit of each supplement.
You may want to try the following:
Extract from Opuntia ficus indica, commonly referred to as prickly pear, has been shown to alleviate hangover symptoms.
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in 2004 in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine, 55 healthy adults were given either the placebo or the extract five hours before drinking up to 1.75 g of alcohol per kilogram of body weight. The prickly pear extract was found to reduce symptoms of nausea, dry mouth, and lack of appetite in comparison to the placebo.
A 2014 study published in the journal Food & Function suggests that red ginseng may alleviate hangover symptoms. Researchers had 25 healthy adult men drink 100 mL of whiskey followed by either 100 mL of water or a drink with .321 mg mL of red ginseng. Participants reported less severe hangover symptoms with the red ginseng drink.
A 2016 review of natural remedies for hangovers suggests Pyrus pyrifolia, or Korean pear, can help treat hangover symptoms and reduce the amount of alcohol in your blood. It is important to note that the study cited by the review is small, with just 14 participants.
4. Avoid certain drinks
Some drinks may cause worse hangovers than others. There is some evidence that alcohol with more congeners, the substance that flavors and colors drinks, leads to more severe hangover symptoms. Bourbon and whiskey, for example, are high in congeners, while vodka has essentially none.
A 2010 study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research looked at the correlation between high and low congener drinks and severity of hangovers. For the study, researchers examined 95 healthy adults between the ages of 21 and 33 who were not alcohol dependent, as determined by the Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test, but who were considered heavy drinkers, meaning they had consumed at least 4 to 5 drinks in a single night in the last 30 days.
Participants were given either whiskey or vodka mixed with cola one night and a placebo of cola and decarbonated tonic with a few drops of whiskey or vodka on top the other night. Participants rated eight hangover symptoms on a scale of 0 to 7 to determine the severity of hangovers. Researchers found that hangovers were worse after a night of drinking bourbon compared to a night of drinking vodka.
While many people claim to have tried-and-true hangover cures, there is no one trick that will work for everyone.
However, there is one trick you should stay away from. Sometimes known as “hair of the dog,” many people claim that having one drink the next morning can help relieve your hangover. Yet this is not recommended by doctors and several studies show that drinking to cure a hangover is associated with problem drinking and alcohol dependence.
Overall, the best way to recover from a hangover is to treat the symptoms, which differ from person to person. And of course, drinking in moderation, staying hydrated, and not drinking on an empty stomach will all help reduce the severity of a hangover.
Suffering a bad hangover? 9 home remedies to cure it
Staying hydrated is one of the most important things to avoid hangover  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images
- Staying hydrated is one of the most important things to avoid hangover
- Aspirins and certain other anti-inflammatories help in giving a relief to headaches and muscle aches due to a hangover
- Eating ginger is one of the most effective way to avoid vomiting and nausea and in case of hangover, it is highly advisable
It was probably the end of a tiring week and you thought of having some drinks with your friends. But it turned out to be few more than some and now the headache seems unending. The hangover could also be because you are meeting your buddies after a long time and the joyful dancing is accompanied by heavy consumption of liquor.
The reasons for a hangover could be infinite, however, consumption of too much alcohol is not recommended and should best be prohibited. But one should know how to deal with the headache and after-effects in case of excess drinking.
So here are some remedies that you can try if you are facing a hangover.
Staying hydrated is one of the most important things if you are having drinks. Well, if you don’t want to face hangover, drink plenty of water between your pegs and just before bed. However, if you have missed out on that front and facing a hangover the very next day, start your morning by drinking water.
Apart from water, fluids like coconut water, sports drink are also helpful to treat the hangover. It can restore the salt and potassium level you’ve lost.
Antacids neutralise the stomach acid and treat an upset stomach. It can reduce nausea, indigestion, heartburn.
A lot of people are aware of the advantages of lemon juice or lemon tea to reduce hangover levels. It detoxifies the stomach from unwanted elements and provides instant relief.
Dr RK Sharma, medical officer, JMT Dehradun, advices having lemon-tea without adding sugar to it. She also suggests lemon juice in cold water and limited sugar for fast relief.
When you are facing a hangover, your blood sugar levels drop as the body breaks down alcohol with the release of lactic acids. This causes a reduction in blood sugar levels and intensifies hangover.
So eating breakfast will restore your blood sugar to the normal level. Also, proteins, carbohydrates, healthful fats and vitamins will help in recovering and repairing.
This is one of the ways to avoid nausea and vomiting. Having crystallised ginger after excessive drinking will help in reducing the after-effects. Also combining ginger with tangerine pith and brown sugar before drinking decreases the chances of vomiting and nausea.
Drinks that have caffeine help in a great deal to treat hangovers. Coffee, green tea and black tea contain antioxidants that lower the fatigue levels during a hangover.
But one must remember that these caffeinated drinks are diuretic that worsens the condition of dehydration. Also, caffeine does not have any relation to reducing the health risks related to drinking alcohol.
Consuming alcohol increases oxidative stress and antioxidants help to treat this. Oxidative stress is related to many health problems and heart disease is one of them. So antioxidants help in relieving body with these radicals.
So one should consume a lot of items such as nuts, berries, cherries, grapes, spinach, dark chocolate to reduce the negative effects of alcohol.
Eating raw fruits such as apples and bananas help in treating hangover. Dr Sharma says during headache because of a hangover, eating apples on an empty stomach will provide fast relief. She also recommends a banana shake with honey as honey will restore the lost blood-sugar level and banana will regain essential minerals like potassium which the body loses after consuming alcohol.
Getting a lot of sleep is the body’s own way to treat a hangover. So staying sleep-deficient is not advisable. The following tips can help you with your hangover but the mother of all advice is to stay away from alcohol or consume it responsibly.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.
10 Hangover Remedies to Get You Through the Morning
The party last night was great, but this morning you’re feeling it and paying the price. Your hangover is in full swing and all you want is a little relief. While there are things you can do to relieve the pain and get back on your feet, the best hangover cures are time and rest.
There were steps you could have taken last night to try and prevent this morning’s pain, but it’s too late for that. For now, the goal is to lessen the negative effects of alcohol. The nausea, weakness, and headache you’re feeling will only go away if you try to counteract them in the most practical and healthiest ways. That includes rest to let your system recover, water to rehydrate your body, and some way to replenish the essential vitamins you lost.
Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all hangover remedy because everyone’s body is different. You will have to find what works best for you and it will likely be a combination of things.
No Magical Hangover Cure
First of all, it’s important to remember that there is no magic solution to your problem. Many of those “hangover cures” you can pick up at the convenience store are practically worthless, so you might want to save your money. Some other hangover supplements may help you find relief, but it’s important to do your research to ensure they’re safe for you to use.
Let’s take a look at a few tried and true hangover cures that you can try. There are no gimmicks here, and you likely have everything you need.
1. Get Some Sleep
Rest is your best friend at this point because your body needs an opportunity to recover. Simply stay in bed as long as you can. Even an extra hour or two of sleep will help out tremendously.
If your hangover is really bad you might need to cancel whatever obligation you have this morning. Of course, that is not a recommendation to be irresponsible, but that’s something you should have thought about last night! Whoever you need to call, you will likely sound so bad on the phone that they may just believe your excuse. (That’s assuming they didn’t see you at the bar last night—then this is a very bad idea.)
2. Drink Water or Juice
Water is the first thing you should be drinking this morning. The alcohol you drank last night dehydrated your body and the best way to feel better is to rehydrate it. Have a glass right when you wake up and continue pouring yourself a fresh one over the next few hours. Just be sure not to overdo it because too much water can make you feel worse. Go slow, but keep the water flowing.
You can also replenish your body with fruit or vegetable juices. Alternating juice with water is one of the best things you can do for a hangover. The water rehydrates while the juice gives you much-needed vitamins.
For a quick pick-me-up, add a little lemon juice to a cup of warm water. Add ginger if you have it to help with nausea. This is one of the easiest and most effective restorative drinks you can make.
Yet another option is a rehydration beverage, including sports drinks such as Gatorade as well as products like Pedialyte. The potassium, sodium, and electrolytes included in many of these drinks are designed to speed up fluid absorption and that may help when you’re hungover. There’s no evidence that these actually work better than water or juice, though. If you have some in the refrigerator, it can be an alternative to juice, but don’t rely on it.
3. Avoid Caffeine
A weak cup of coffee may be okay, but an entire pot will only dehydrate you more and it may make your headache worse. This is the opposite of what you want right now. Even though it is tempting to grab a cup to wake up, it is not the best idea.
Alternatively, make a cup of sweetened tea. The sugar and caffeine will give you a little boost without dehydrating you too much. Most teas have less caffeine than coffee and the type of tea and the brewing method can reduce the amount of caffeine: Choose green over black tea and don’t let the water boil, but warm it gently.
You can also try decaf tea. These are not actually caffeine-free but they do have much lower amounts than regular tea. Rooibos tea is an excellent choice because it’s naturally caffeine-free and high in antioxidants. Adding some detoxifying herbs and spices to the infusion may help with recovery as well.
If you insist on caffeine this morning, drink one glass of water for every caffeinated beverage. This will help counteract the dehydration side effects.
4. Get Some Vitamins
Your body could really use some vitamins right now. The easiest way is to drink orange juice for a healthy dose of vitamin C. One small study found evidence that zinc and B vitamins may reduce the severity of hangovers as well. If you have a multivitamin in the house, this is probably a good time to take that.
5. Eat Something
Food may seem like the last thing you want, but it can help. It doesn’t have to be much or anything that will make you sick. Try to eat mineral- and protein-rich food, even if you don’t feel like it.
Begin with something bland, like a piece of bread or a few crackers or pretzels. The carbs will help regulate your blood sugar, easing the shakes and dizziness. If that stays down, try something with a little more substance like a piece of fruit (bananas are excellent) or a smoothie. In Poland, drinking pickle juice is a popular remedy.
If there’s a can of soup in the pantry, heat it up. Something with a neutral taste, such as chicken noodle, will provide protein and minerals and you can always just slurp the soothing broth. If you’re up for it, take a few minutes to whip up a hangover-friendly breakfast.
Some people swear by fast food when they’re hungover. You may want to drag yourself down the street for a greasy burger and fries if you can stomach the thought.
6. Get Some Exercise
When standing seems like a challenge, it takes willpower to get up and move. However, there is some truth to the benefits of a little exercise. It can help restore your body and mind and increase your metabolism, helping rid your body of the toxins a little faster.
There’s no need to work up a sweat, either. A short walk in the fresh air can really do wonders. If your hangover is at the level where even that is not a good idea, take a few minutes to just sit outside and breathe. A little sunshine and a light breeze have excellent restorative powers.
7. Avoid Pain Killers If Possible
Your head is pounding and it’s tempting to reach for a pain reliever. This is not the best idea when you’re dealing with a hangover. Over-the-counter (OTC) products like aspirin, Tylenol, and ibuprofen have side effects that are magnified while alcohol is in your system.
This is probably contrary to everything you want to do right now, but for your long-term health, it is good advice. Just like alcohol, aspirin is a blood thinner and the two in combination can intensify the effects. Tylenol (or acetaminophen) can cause more damage to your liver and ibuprofen can cause stomach bleeding.
If you absolutely feel the need to take one of these, make sure it’s a very low dose of an NSAID (e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen, Aleve). Avoid acetaminophen altogether.
There are alternatives. One of the best natural pain relievers available is Tiger Balm. It is available in many drug stores and that tiny, unassuming jar can knock out a headache. Simply rub it into your temples and you should feel some relief soon.
8. Take a Shower
Once you have slept as much as possible, take a cool shower. This will not only clean you up but freshen and wake up your senses as well.
Some people like to switch between cold and hot water in the shower and that’s not a bad idea. Don’t take this to an extreme as the shock could do even more damage to your system.
9. Take Care of the Nausea
What can you do for that hangover-induced nausea? Try an effervescent tablet in a glass of water. If you don’t have that in the house, stir 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda into 4 ounces of water and drink it (a splash of lemon juice helps to get it down).
Another great way to ease an upset stomach is to have a drink that includes ginger. A warm cup of ginger tea is one of your better options. You might even find some relief from sipping a glass of ginger ale. Alternatively, try ginger lozenges, extracts, or tinctures; some of these can be found at the drug store.
10. Hair of the Dog
While the popular phrase “hair of the dog that bit you” may sound logical when a shot of whiskey is still in the bottle on your table, it will only provide temporary relief. Using alcohol to cure the pains created by alcohol is not the best idea because it will only prolong your recovery. Yet, if you’re tempted to do so, play it smart.
Try a bloody mary instead of a shot of liquor. While your blood is dealing with the new alcohol it is ignoring the old. In the meantime, the tomato juice and other ingredients are replenishing your body with vitamins. If you drank the last of the vodka last night, make a virgin mary (it’s actually the better way to go anyway). The michelada works the same way, but with beer.
If you choose this route, make sure to keep it low-key. Stick with one well thought out drink and try not to start your binge all over again. It will only make things worse when you do sober up, which you will have to do eventually.
Or…Just Bury Me?
According to Irish folklore, it was said that the cure for a hangover was to bury the ailing person up to the neck in moist river sand. This is obviously not a recommended hangover cure, but it is a fun bit of trivia that may put a smile on your face this morning.
And, with that, it’s time for you to head to the kitchen for a glass of water then wander back to bed.
7 Best Hangover Cures and Remedies
So you’ve spent a fun night out on the town … only to wake up with a killer hangover the next morning. From a pounding headache to terrible nausea (not to mention the dreadful feeling of hangover anxiety), we’ve all felt the misery that comes with experiencing a hangover after a night of heavy drinking — and wondered how to best get rid of it, pronto. But what are the best hangover cures, and which ones are actually backed by science?
To find the best ways to tackle every morning-after symptom that might come your way, we consulted various experts on which remedies from your handy hangover kit actually work (and which really don’t). Though there’s unfortunately no instant cure-all for a hangover — besides not drinking so much in the first place, of course — the good news is that there are several ways to alleviate your symptoms, so you can start feeling better as soon as possible. If you’re wondering how to get rid of a hangover fast, here are the best hangover cures that actually work, according to experts:
1. Stay hydrated.
Yes, you’ve heard it a thousand times before — but there’s a good reason why so many experts stress drinking plenty of water when you’re drinking alcohol. As a diuretic, alcohol pulls water out of your system (i.e., it makes you urinate more often!), which can easily lead to dehydration, explains George Koob, PhD, Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Because of this, it’s important to stay hydrated to off-set (and prevent) any alcohol-induced dehydration that may cause headaches, dizziness and other common symptoms.
Ideally you would continuously be drinking adequate fluids throughout the day you’re drinking alcohol (including before and in-between drinks), but if you’re unable to, the next best thing to do is rehydrate the next day as best as you can, says Stefani Sassos, MS, RDN, Registered Dietitian for the Good Housekeeping Institute. “You want to aim for half your body weight in ounces of water a day and to sip that gradually over the course of the day,” she says. (If you weigh 160 pounds, for example, you’d want to drink around 80 ounces of water, or 10 cups.)
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2. Replenish your electrolytes.
While plain water is always a good choice to help you rehydrate after a night of drinking, it’s also helpful to drink plenty of fluids that have electrolytes, the essential minerals that your body loses (along with water) when you drink alcohol. Sports drinks like Gatorade are common sources for electrolytes, but Sassos warns that they may be loaded with added sugar, artificial sweeteners and food dyes; instead, she recommends coconut water, which can be a great alternative. “I like to call coconut water nature’s sports drink,” Sassos says. “It’s packed with electrolytes to help get your body back to normal and also contains potassium which can help your cells maintain good fluid balance.”
3. Eat a nutritious meal.
Alcohol can impact your blood sugar levels, so getting a bite to eat can help get these levels back up to normal while also helping to restore important vitamins and minerals that your body may have lost due to alcohol intake. Generally, Sassos recommends eating a balanced meal complete with adequate lean protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats, while avoiding fried and sugary foods which may only exacerbate your hangover symptoms. Some high fructose foods (like toast with honey) can also help speed up alcohol metabolism if there is any residual alcohol in your system, adds John Brick, PhD, an alcohol research scientist and author of The Doctor’s Hangover Handbook.
No matter what food you choose to eat, though, Sassos stresses the importance of listening to your body and making decisions based on what makes you the most comfortable. If you’re feeling nauseous, for instance, she recommends trying out some more plain starches, along with warm water and ginger tea to soothe your GI tract. “Everything in moderation until you determine if it makes you feel better,” agrees Dr. Brick. “Remember, you body went through a lot last night and making it work more the next day may not be helpful.”
4. Take some medicine.
Since headaches and body aches are often among the most common symptoms of a hangover, you may be able to get some relief by taking OTC medications like aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). However, you should always be careful not to exceed the recommended dosage, warns Dr. Brick, as there are some medications that are best not to combine with alcohol in excess (and can actually irritate your stomach even more). “For example, the combination of acetaminophen with alcohol may result in liver damage and excess use of aspirin may cause stomach tissue damage,” he says.
5. Get some (light) exercise.
You probably won’t feel like working up a sweat when you’re hungover, but a little light exercise can potentially provide some benefits, provided that you’re feeling up to it (and that you’re remembering to hydrate throughout). “Exercise gets the circulation going and gets more oxygen to the brain — that’s a good thing,” explains Dr. Brick.
You should be careful not to push yourself, however, as a heavy work-out can have the potential to make you feel more exhausted — especially if exercise isn’t part of your regular routine, says Dr. Brick. “Intense exercise when you’re hungover may just lead to more dehydration and worsen your hangover symptoms,” agrees Sassos. “Make sure you rehydrate and stick to gentle exercise to get the body moving and help flush out toxins from your body. A light walk or short yoga class (not hot yoga!) is a good idea once you are feeling better.”
6. Get plenty of sleep and rest.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, consumption of alcohol is linked to poor sleep quality and duration — and while lack of sleep isn’t specifically the cause of a hangover, it can often make your hangover feel worse by exacerbating symptoms like fatigue, headache and dizziness. That’s why you might want to consider just canceling your plans for the day and going back to bed (after a big glass of water and a healthy breakfast, of course), as catching up on your sleep may be your best bet to help your body recover and recuperate after a long night of drinking.
7. Avoid “the hair of the dog.”
While the popular phrase “hair of the dog that bit you” may sound logical (and tempting), it’s important to note that drinking more alcohol to reduce the effects of a hangover is generally never recommended by experts. “In a sense, a hangover is just a mini withdrawal syndrome, where your brain is paying you back for the effects that the alcohol had in the first place,” explains Dr. Koob. Because of this, drinking more alcohol merely provides temporary relief to the problem — and can often lead to an even worse hangover the next day, warns Dr. Koob.
Furthermore, if you’re not careful, continuously indulging in the “hair of the dog” method can lead to the development of unhealthy drinking habits and even alcohol dependence. “Having a drink to alleviate a hangover the next day may help some people but it may also signal a drinking problem and is not recommended,” advises Dr. Brick. “I do not recommend drinking to lessen the effects of a hangover. If that seems to help, you should consult a health care specialist.”
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Hangover Headache Causes and Treatment
A lovely, cozy holiday party with friends, cocktails, laughter, and music can be a memorable experience, as long as a hangover headache does not develop the next day.
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A headache that occurs the next morning, approximately five to twelve hours after alcohol consumption, is common and is called a delayed-alcohol induced headache (or a hangover headache).
A hangover headache usually occurs on both sides of the head and is located on the forehead and/or the temples. It is pulsating, like a drum beating on your brain, and is generally worsened by physical activity, which is why most people want to lie on a couch when enduring one.
Besides a hangover headache, alcohol consumption can trigger someone’s underlying primary headache disorder. So if you already suffer from migraines, cluster headaches, or tension-type headaches, drinking alcohol may precipitate your usual headache attack.
This may explain why people who experience one of the above primary headache disorders tend to drink less alcohol or avoid alcohol altogether.
A hangover, which may last up to 72 hours, is an individualized experience, varying in severity and symptoms from person to person and episode to episode. In addition to a headache, other common symptoms of a hangover include:
- Poor sense of overall well-being
- Loss of appetite
- Fast heart rate
- Reduced attention and concentration
- Low or anxious mood
Scientists are not certain as to what causes hangovers, and there are several theories. Some potential causes include dehydration, the direct effect of alcohol on the brain, the withdrawal of alcohol, alcohol additives, alterations in the body’s hormones, and an increased level of acetaldehyde, which is a product of alcohol metabolism.
Regarding additives, individuals who drink dark liquors, which contain by-products called congeners, tend to have more frequent and more severe hangovers, although some research suggests that congener content does not influence next-day performance (sustained attention and reaction time), sleep, or perceived impairment.
Many experts suspect dehydration plays a role. Dehydration occurs because alcohol inhibits the effect of a hormone called antidiuretic hormone (ADH). Normally ADH stimulates the kidneys to absorb water to avoid a dehydrated state. But by inhibiting ADH, water is not reabsorbed into our bodies. Instead, water is urinated out, at a rate that is greater than the amount of fluid being ingested. While hydration can help ease a hangover, it does not completely alleviate the symptoms.
There is really no good way to treat a hangover other than to avoid or limit alcohol in the first place.
That said, for a hangover headache, apart from drinking fluids, eating, and resting, taking an over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) like ibuprofen can usually ease the pain. Although, be sure take an NSAID with food, as it may upset your stomach. Also, some people cannot take NSAIDs due to underlying medical problems, so be sure it is safe for you.
Keep in mind that it is important to minimize the use of Tylenol (acetaminophen) when drinking alcohol, as the combination can lead to serious liver problems.
Lastly, there are factors felt to increase the severity of a hangover, so minimizing them may reduce the severity of your headache. These factors include:
- Poor physical health
- Sleep deprivation
- Lack of food consumption and fluid intake
- Increased physical activity while intoxicated
- Your DNA (some people may be born with a predisposition to developing worse hangovers than others)
A Word From Verywell
If you want to avoid a hangover headache, the best thing you can do is think before you drink. Is consuming alcohol worth the hangover and the headache the next day? It may be that avoiding alcohol is the best decision for you, or simply alcohol moderation.
It is understandable that for some people alcohol may play an important role in their culture or family life. In these instances, knowing your limits may be your best strategy.
Additionally, if you and/or others are concerned about your alcohol intake, please consult your healthcare provider, as alcohol intake can have serious health and social consequences.
While this article does not focus on alcohol use disorder, if you would like more information, please talk with your doctor and consider visiting the website www.niaaa.nih.gov from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
8 Natural Remedies to Help Cure a Hangover
No matter how good our intentions are going into a celebratory get-together or social gathering, there may come a time where we overdo it. How to cure a hangover? These homemade remedies might help.We’re having a blast, we just keep going, and we end up “over served” along the way. And we pay for it: We wake up the next morning with a splitting head, dry mouth, and a queasy stomach.
We’re inflamed, sleep deprived, and dehydrated. And not only is alcohol a diuretic, it’s also metabolized into toxic byproducts that leave us feeling rotten. Drinking too much can cause our blood sugar levels to bottom out and also disrupts our body’s electrolyte balance. And even if we get a full night’s sleep, alcohol interferes with the quality of deep sleep.
The result: We wake up feeling tired, achy, lazy and cranky — also known as hung-over.
The only proven way to avoid a hangover is to avoid over-drinking in the first place, making sure to pace yourself, eat before you start drinking, and stay hydrated. There are, however, effective day-after strategies that can help lessen the agony, if you do overdo it:
Apple cider vinegar
Start your morning with 1 or 2 ounces of apple cider vinegar, diluted with 6 to 8 ounces of warm water. The vinegar has a natural diuretic effect that can help combat morning-after fluid retention, and it can help to stabilize blood sugar levels, which can be shaky after a night of drinking.
A bit of caffeine may help improve headache symptoms; try mixing green tea (instead of water) with apple cider vinegar to get the benefits of both. You can also use flavored green tea – think berry blend or ginger mint green tea – which can help with the flavor of the apple cider vinegar, at least a tiny bit.
Beet juice + green juice
I know. Beet juice is quite possibly the very last thing on your list when you’re trying to recover from over-drinking. But here’s the science behind it: Beet juice helps to increase and improve blood flow and oxygenation throughout our muscle and tissues, which can help us feel better all-around.
And green juice (think juiced spinach and kale) is rich in compounds that help support our body’s natural detoxification processes. And both beet juice and green juice are alkalizing, helping to neutralize our body’s acidity after a night of drinking.
If you’re new to juicing, don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be a giant hassle – there are a few relatively easy ways to get beet and greens juice. Juice bars like The Green Fork offer all-in-one blends of beet juice, greens and other vegetables, herbs and spices that can help with recovery and rejuvenation (the Green Fork calls theirs Balance).
Stores like Whole Foods Market sell little bottles of beet juice shots or beetroot powder to mix with water or a smoothie. And brands like Suja and Daily Greens sell grab-and-go bottles of green juices that you can mix with (or have in addition to) the beet juice.
Add electrolyte-rich fluids. Hydration is a must. But sugary sports drinks are not. Replace fluids and electrolytes simultaneously with low-sugar water bottle add-ins like nuun tablets, rich in electrolytes sodium, potassium and magnesium. Sparkling mineral water, coconut water and unsweetened chocolate or vanilla almond milk are also good sources of electrolyte-rich fluids with zero added sugar.
Alcohol depletes B vitamins, so consider adding a B Complex supplement – or add a drink packet like Emergen-C to your water bottle – to help replenish lost nutrients. Note that most varieties of Emergen-C are not rich in electrolytes (they’re mostly B vitamins with some vitamin C) so you’ll want to be sure to get electrolytes separately from food or drink.
This is a good source of the amino acid cysteine, which helps to break down some of the toxic byproducts of alcohol metabolism thought to contribute to hangovers. Eggs are also a great source of protein and fats that can help to stabilize blood sugar levels – a much better start to our day than sugary cereal or pancakes with syrup.
Get fluids, electrolytes, and protein all in one in a smoothie made with unsweetened almond milk, fresh or frozen fruit (frozen works especially well in smoothies), and a source of protein – think a scoop of protein powder, carton of low-sugar Greek yogurt, or half a cup of cottage cheese (don’t worry, it’ll blend smoothly – you won’t have a clumpy protein shake).
Exercise is probably the last thing you feel like doing – well, maybe second-to-last after drinking beet juice – but I promise, it will help. Even a brisk walk will help to increase circulation, bringing more blood and oxygen to the brain and muscles, helping to offset hangover symptoms like headaches and achy muscles. And sweating it out is one of the best natural ways to detoxify our bodies.
The bottom line: The only sure-fire way to prevent a hangover is to avoid drinking too much. But if and when we do overdo it, incorporating one or some of these natural hangover remedies can at least help to make the day-after not quite so dreadful.
Registered dietitian Molly Kimball offers brand-name products as a consumer guide; she does not solicit product samples nor is paid to recommend items. For more on this topic, check out Molly’s original article in Nola.com
90,000 My head hurts! 5 Effective Ways to Deal with a Hangover | Tips | HEALTH
No wonder they say: how much fun in the evening, so bad in the morning. How to be like a cucumber after a fun party with a lot of drunk alcohol in the morning? SPB.AIF.RU has chosen the best hangover remedies.
Do not interfere with alcohol
When the holiday is in full swing, many people lose control and start drinking champagne, wine, vodka and brandy, not knowing when to stop. In a drunken stupor, it seems that everything is tasty and you can drink whatever your heart desires.This is a huge mistake. By mixing alcoholic beverages, any person is guaranteed to doom himself to a morning hug with the toilet. It works like this: spirits, such as vodka, cognac and whiskey, load the system for breaking down alcohol in the body, and colored drinks – wine, champagne, liqueurs – deliver a lot of toxins and sugar to the liver. Sugar competes with alcohol in the metabolic system. As a result, many toxic substances accumulate. Therefore, in order not to “die” in the morning, decide for yourself in advance: what you will drink during the feast.And it’s better to drink an extra glass or glass than to touch other alcohol. Then, with a high degree of probability, you will not have to regret the evening before.
The most famous way to get rid of a hangover is to drink cucumber or cabbage pickle. Photo: Depositphotos
In the pharmacy, those who drink alcohol will be offered a lot of expensive and not very medical preparations. The most popular and quite effective is “Alkoselzer”. But it is also expensive. Pills such as pentalgin, asparcam, and ordinary aspirin should also help from a hangover – they will help to move away and relieve suffering.There is one clever way to relieve headaches. Set the alarm 2-3 hours before the hangover wake up and take the pill.
After a few more hours of sleep, you will wake up much fresher than if you took the pain reliever later. Experienced people tell another unusual way. They say that the usual “Coca-Cola” helps to get rid of a hangover. It is difficult to explain how this works, perhaps soda enriches the body with sugar. Try it. But we do not recommend drinking coffee on a hangover morning, it only dehydrates the body and adds suffering.
Since ancient times, our people have come up with many effective ways to combat alcohol poisoning. The most famous is to drink cucumber or cabbage pickle. The main thing is not to confuse: the marinade will not help, you need the brine. Many people wake up in a semi-conscious state, go to the uncleaned holiday table and grab the first jar they come across. And there are pickled cucumbers or tomatoes! It is useless to wait for relief after such a drink. But the brine will quickly relieve the torment.Its secret is that it contains a lot of electrolyte salts, which normalize the osmotic pressure in the blood plasma. It is important to drink no more than 1 glass, otherwise the swelling of the tissues will only increase. By the way, it is better to drink cabbage brine, as it already contains succinic acid.
Also, decoctions of wild rose or St. John’s wort should help from headaches and nausea. These drinks have a relaxing, antidepressant and anxiolytic (relieves anxiety and anxiety) effect. They also improve blood circulation and tone up.
In order not to “die” in the morning, decide for yourself in advance: what drink you will drink during the feast. Photo: Shutterstock.com
Bath or contrast shower
This method is not recommended for people with imperfect health. A hangover is already a huge blow to the body. Sometimes it seems that any movement can lead to a heart attack or stroke. A bath with a cold shower is an additional load on all organs.
But in general, if the poisoning is not critical, and you feel strong, then the bath will put you in complete order! It speeds up metabolism, enhances skin respiration, eliminates dehydration, and kills unwanted bacteria.Through sweat, all toxins will be released from the body, experienced bath attendants run out of the steam room truly rejuvenated. After such procedures, you can sit down at the table again and not deny yourself anything!
The fastest, most effective, but also the most dangerous type of treatment for alcohol intoxication. Some drinkers love to wake up barely alive, crawl to the nearest shop, buy a bottle of beer and drink it in the cold. And the world is blooming! The pleasure of relief is even stronger than the pleasure of drunkenness in the evening.Only the risk of falling into binge from this method is very high. Because after the first bottle there will be a second, a third, and it will end with a new much stronger hangover. And then neither the brine, nor the bath, nor the pills will help. And even beer will not ease the suffering. In such cases, the drunken poor fellows are hung over with vodka, and all the holidays pass them in a fog. Therefore, it is better to suffer one morning than to spend nine New Year’s days in a drunken stupor.
How to deal with a hangover: myths and facts
Together with preventive medicine specialist Ekaterina Stepanova, Sputnik is figuring out how to overcome a hangover and not harm the body.
People’s tips for treating a hangover should be taken very carefully.
At its core, a hangover is poisoning. Toxins and alcohol breakdown products affect the brain. And in order to minimize this process, it is necessary to act as in case of poisoning. So most of the popular “recipes” for a hangover will not only not improve your condition, but also aggravate it.
Let’s first debunk folk myths about fighting a hangover from the point of view of physiology.
1. A wedge is kicked out like a wedge – if you drink 50 grams of alcohol in the morning, it will become easier.
This absolutely must not be done. The hangover is caused by the breakdown products of alcohol, not the alcohol itself, and their concentration in the blood is very high.
If, waking up in the morning, you decide to take 50-100 grams of alcohol, the following happens: the body already could not cope with the neutralization of toxic substances and acetaldehyde, and you also added pure alcohol. The liver does not understand what to do: whether to neutralize old toxins, or to break down new alcohol.
If you drank a glass in the morning, it will temporarily become easier, but after a short time, a sharp deterioration in health occurs, which ends again with alcohol intoxication or medical help.
Drinking alcohol in the morning after a night of abuse is like “treating poisoning with poison.”
2. It is necessary to drink a cucumber pickle – it perfectly relieves a hangover.
It won’t help. At first, it really creates the illusion of relief, but then everything returns to normal.Brine is a hypertonic solution, it is rich in sodium and contains a small amount of acids, which neutralize a certain group of toxins in a minimal amount.
Alcohol actively removes fluid and minerals from the body, so you want salty, because sodium retains water. By drinking 100 grams of brine, you temporarily relieve the condition. But in large quantities, you are already hitting the kidneys. They do not need additional load now – additional kidney problems can be provoked.In addition, sodium pulls water onto itself, including from the brain, so after a short time the headache will either appear or worsen.
3. Paracetamol instantly helps during a headache hangover.
In case of alcohol intoxication, paracetamol should not be taken because of its harmful effects on the liver. They cannot be combined together – another is added to one type of toxin.
This will relieve the headache but destroy the liver cells.After the destruction of liver cells with paracetamol, they will no longer recover. If you abuse paracetamol with a hangover, you can get toxic hepatitis and get into intensive care.
4. Butter or vegetable oil slows down the absorption of alcohol – if eaten before a party – libation will not cause consequences.
This is a gross delusion. Maybe the intoxication will come more slowly, but the blow to the liver and blood vessels will be strong and sudden. It is better to choose a company so as not to be afraid for your behavior in an interesting state, or calculate the dose of drunk in advance.In addition, the next morning the hangover will be even more severe.
How to really help yourself in the morning?
If you feel that the morning is burdened with a hangover, always remember that this is a simple poisoning with severe intoxication.
And it is best to proceed according to the following algorithm:
1. Drink, drink and drink again! Since alcohol actively removes fluid from the body and acidifies it (blood thickens, the brain dehydrates), it is necessary to replenish the amount of fluid in the body and brain, as well as flush out acetaldehyde and toxic substances.The next morning with a hangover, you need to drink at least 2 liters of weakly alkaline water (since the pH of our blood is 7.43 weakly alkaline).
It is advisable to drink hot water. Perfect balance – how much water came in the same amount and came out!
2. Take two aspirin tablets. It will help thin the blood, relieve headaches and take care of the heart. Acetylsalicylic acid reacts with acetaldehyde, a stable compound is formed, which blocks the action of acetaldehyde and its metabolites.
If your heart pain gets worse, you can use a nitroglycerin spray.
3. Be sure to take adsorbent drugs. This can be a loading dose of activated carbon – 20-30 tablets. Fiber or bran with kefir is perfect for breakfast. The microflora of the body will thank you and will thank you with relief.
4. Gather your will and go for a walk. Better to walk away from highways or active traffic.There is definitely no need to increase intoxication. A slow step will normalize the heart rate, saturate the cells with oxygen, and exercise will allow the muscles to process the calories from alcohol and give energy and strength to the cells.
5. Vitamin C can help! The maximum allowable dose is 1 gram per day for an adult.
How to prepare for the holiday so that the morning of January 1 does not become “the morning of the streltsy execution”?
If all the organs responsible for the absorption and processing of alcohol are supported, then severe consequences can be avoided.
Drink only high-quality alcohol purchased in a store.
Alcohol is absorbed in the stomach and intestines, then enters the liver with the blood stream for disinfection.
- If a person takes medications during the pre-holiday and holiday period (the instructions should not contain a categorical prohibition on combining with alcohol), then it is advisable to take the pills in advance 3-4 hours before the feast, so that, firstly, they do not intersect with alcohol, secondly, they are absorbed into the blood and the mechanism of their action has already begun.
- On the eve of the feast, 2 hours before the banquet, you need to have a hearty meal. At the table, you should not be hungry, otherwise you will sweep away everything around you indiscriminately. It is important. The New Year’s feast is always nighttime, and according to the law of circadian cycles, at this time our body is at rest, the internal organs are also not in an active phase, they are not tuned to active digestion, so moderate satiety will be very useful.
- Always watch what you eat and what you eat. Incorrect food during a feast can bring you to acute pancreatitis, cholecystitis, or their exacerbations.
- Never drink alcohol with sugary juices, beverages or sugary soda. First, the gas accelerates absorption. Secondly, such a neighborhood can lead to the “festive heart” syndrome, when the heart rhythm is disturbed and pains in the heart appear. Alcohol does not affect the heart itself. But alcohol breakdown products are very dangerous in combination with the breakdown of glucose. Sweet essentially enhances the breakdown of alcohol, increases the concentration of fusel oils and aldehydes. Such chemical compounds have a very detrimental effect on the heart muscle and its contractile ability.
- Remember that alcohol acidifies and dehydrates the body. Therefore, washing it down with a slightly alkaline drink, you partially neutralize its effect and at the same time dilute the concentration. But there is one caveat: the stomach contains hydrochloric acid, so frequent use and soldering can neutralize gastric juice. So plant enzymes will not be superfluous. Precisely plant, because enzymes of animal origin inhibit the functions of their own endocrine glands.If enzymes are not at hand, they will be successfully replaced by vegetable salads. They also contain fiber, which will protect your gut and slow down the absorption of alcohol. Everything that does not have time to be absorbed will be excreted from the body. Don’t complicate digestion with heavy, complex meals that contain carbohydrates and meat. You should always remember that at night the body is tuned to sleep and rest, not digestion. In addition, alcohol is very high in calories, so if you eat improperly at the New Year’s table in the morning, you can find a “gain” in a kilogram or two.
- Do not eat salads seasoned last year in the morning! The intestinal microflora is also hungover and suffers, it is not able to work adequately, and the intestine is 70% responsible for the strength of the immune system, since there is a large accumulation of lymph nodes, therefore, in a critical state, they may not cope with the hostile microflora that develops in last year’s salads. Diarrhea can be added to the general ailment.
- It makes sense to start with a light aperitif. Alcohol dehydrogenase, an enzyme responsible for the breakdown of alcohol, is produced after ethyl alcohol enters the bloodstream.It takes time for the enzyme to accumulate. Therefore, the well-known aperitif before the holiday is a great way to raise the enzyme level. Drink a little – 100 grams, not worth it anymore. The amount of this enzyme in women is 2 times less than in men!
- Avoid bubbles and do not mix degrees, choose product of the same origin! It is unacceptable to mix alcohol and products of different origin – wine-brandy, vodka-beer or brandy. You can increase the degree, you cannot lower it!
- Always calculate the dose of alcohol and remember that painlessly and without consequences, the body processes 7-10 grams of alcohol per hour.
Excessive alcohol consumption always leads to accelerated aging of the body.
Arm yourself with a good mood, plunge into the mystery and magic of the holiday, absorb the joy of what is happening and you will feel that alcohol is not your company!
If a hangover has a headache, how to get rid of it? | Health and Beauty
Hangover headaches are common and for some reason. Taking into account the individual characteristics of a person, alcohol affects differently.For some, it is enough to drink a glass, and the head immediately begins to split, while others drink a liter or more of vodka and only the next morning begin to experience serious malaise. We will consider what causes the pain in the head and how to help ourselves relieve symptoms on our own.
Causes of headache
The effects of alcohol do not have the best effect on the body, thereby provoking many internal organs. A headache is a symptom of the fact that as a result of drunk alcohol:
• metabolism is disturbed;
• vessels in the brain swell;
• there are signs of arrhythmia provoked by ethanol;
• the death of nerve cells in the brain begins;
• The liver is malfunctioning due to a significant reduction in glucose production.With its lack, the brain is in a depressed state and is not able to work properly;
• dehydration of the body occurs as a result of frequent urination, which is provoked by the drunk alcoholic beverage. Decay products are released through the urinary tract, thereby poisoning the body and causing a headache;
• the brain suffers from a lack of oxygen due to a hangover, which negatively affects the cortex, blood clots thicken, oxygen supply to the brain is impaired;
• lack of sleep and headache – the body’s reaction to a hangover.
Almost any alcohol contains ethanol, which, as a result of decomposition into acetaldehyde in the body, becomes a provocateur not only for headache, hangover, but also causes nausea, vomiting, and heart palpitations.
How to get rid of hangover syndrome?
To get rid of a hangover, you need to eliminate the causes that caused its appearance, that is, remove toxic substances from the body, improve your water-salt balance. Among pharmacies, Alka-Seltzer eliminates unpleasant symptoms well, in the morning you need to drink 2 tablets at once, dissolving in 1 glass of water.Also, Zenal helps to accelerate the elimination of acetaldehyde from the body.
The effect of alcohol can be reduced if you drink aspirin, ibuprofen, activated charcoal, Polysorb to remove toxins or no-shpu (2 tablets at once) before taking it to relieve soreness of the head.
Many people prefer to drink a cup of strong tea or coffee in the morning. After taking, the pain really subsides due to vasoconstriction under the influence of caffeine.
If you have a hangover in the morning, it means you need to have a hangover, some people think, and as a treatment they prefer to drink a glass of beer or vodka.Yes, it really helps for a while, but in most cases the person drinks too much again and the next day suffers from headaches again. If there is no sense of proportion, it is better, of course, in order not to become an alcoholic, to abstain and resort to a similar method.
You can get rid of a hangover by visiting a bathhouse, sauna, go and steam properly. Toxins will be removed from the open pores faster. If the head hurts as a result of a long binge, then this method is dangerous. Fever puts stress on the heart, and blood pressure may rise.
To accelerate the elimination of toxins and normalize the water balance, of course, you need to drink more fluids. And every person with a hangover due to dry thirst in the mouth tries to quickly drink pickle of cucumbers, or cabbage, mineral water with ice. This is correct, because the liquid accelerates the elimination of toxins from the body, gradually there comes a relief and improvement in well-being.
If you have overcome the headache, it is useful to drink herbal infusions. You can brew St. John’s wort, motherwort, rose hips, add honey.Kefir, fermented baked milk or juices: apple, orange, pomegranate with glucose content contributes to the normalization of the water – salt balance.
Vitamin C has a beneficial effect on the body, and you can just drink a glass of water with the addition of lemon juice. Lemon tea restores strength, improves blood circulation. Taking a contrast shower will help get rid of puffiness on the face.
Often headache is accompanied by heartburn, nausea due to severe irritation of the digestive tract, erosion of the walls of the stomach with ethyl alcohol.It is good to drink warm broths or just anger with boiling water, for example, a Maggi chicken cube. Some people are helped by a raw egg mixed with vinegar (2 drops), pepper and salt, taken in one gulp.
The headache subsides after taking sauerkraut, bread alum.
Can a hangover be avoided?
Hangover syndrome is painful and, of course, you need to get rid of it, take measures to minimize it, having drunk the day before:
• activated charcoal 15 minutes before taking alcohol, after 1.5-2 hours another couple of pills at once.This will significantly reduce the absorption of alcohol into the blood;
• milk 1 glass 1-1.5 hours before taking the first portion of alcohol;
• Eat 1 cup of buckwheat, oatmeal or sweet food, such as dessert, up to half an hour before the start of the meal. So on a full stomach, the intoxication process will be slowed down, sweets will not allow glucose to decrease, which happens under the influence of intoxicating drinks;
• strong coffee (50-60g) 2-3 hours before the meal. Due to the production of enzymes, alcohol will be neutralized after entering the body.Caffeine will prevent spasm of blood vessels.
Tips on how to get drunk less
Hangover and headache are a consequence of alcohol, and it comes inevitably. In order to avoid trouble, it is better not to drink strong drinks at all. If, being in a company or on a holiday, you could not refrain from drinking alcohol, be it good wine, beer or champagne, then you should apply some tips that, if they do not eliminate unpleasant symptoms, then significantly minimize the effects of alcohol as a result of the splitting of its components into the body.
1. Snack more. If alcohol enters the stomach with food, absorption will be slowed down.
2. Try not to mix different drinks, eat a few tablespoons of fatty or flour foods after each glass you drink.
3. Lean on sweets. Replenishment of glucose along with drinking alcohol is necessary for the body.
4. It is better to drink a glass of vodka than a glass of dark beer. It is in it that there are more harmful components.
5. Wash down each dose of alcohol you drink with water, tomato, cranberry juice, regardless of its strength of alcoholic beverages.Glucose and vitamin C must be supplied to the body. They well neutralize the effects of alcohol, especially ethyl alcohol.
6. Do not drink soda, which only provokes the processes of digestion in the stomach, disrupting them. Drink better water or coffee. So vasospasm will not occur.
7. Do not overdo it, drinking pile by pile. Take breaks so that the dose of harmful substances received has time to be properly broken down in the body.
8. If you are worried that you will be very ill in the morning and it will interfere with your daily activities, try not to drink alcohol at all.Do not arrange a test for your body, so that later you will suffer and not know how to get rid of unpleasant symptoms. It is alcohol-containing drinks, due to their composition, that become provocateurs of headaches, which are sometimes simply unbearable.
9. Know how to refuse to drink drinks, even if your friends are too persuading you. Your health is in your hands. And it’s up to you to drink or not.
10. If it so happened that there was a strong intoxication of the body, then it is better to consult a doctor who will supply a dropper with the introduction of glucose, other components for faster elimination of alcohol decomposition products, slags and toxins from the body.This will help you quickly get rid of the misfortune, relief will come, and your mood will improve.
Should you drink next time or not, think about it. Holidays, of course, are good, but this is a big load for the body, which sometimes takes a long and painful time to cope with and eliminate. Soreness of the head sometimes does not subside for several days, weakness and feeling of weakness can knock out of the usual rut for a longer period.
Headache after alcohol – how to quickly relieve pain
Hangover syndrome is a natural consequence of an alcohol party.
Hangover syndrome is a natural consequence of an alcoholic party. A person who at least once overdid the amount of alcohol consumed is familiar with this state.
What is commonly called a hangover
Hangover syndrome occurs from alcohol overdose.
It is accompanied by physiological symptoms:
- headache, dizziness;
- nausea, vomiting;
- stomach discomfort, flatulence, diarrhea;
- trembling of the limbs and thirst;
- weakness, drowsiness;
- mild depression;
- light sensitivity;
- slow heartbeat;
- redness of the eyes;
- bad breath;
- Frequent urination.
The hangover appears the next morning after the “stormy evening” and goes away after about a day. If one or more of the listed symptoms appear for a long time or are accompanied by abnormalities (numbness of the extremities, fainting, fever, drop in body temperature, bluish skin color), consult a doctor immediately!
Physiological discomfort can be accompanied by feelings of shame, embarrassment and anxiety. The severity of a hangover is related to how much alcohol was drunk and how much the sufferer slept.The shorter the sleep, the worse the condition after waking up.
It is difficult to predict the appearance of a hangover syndrome, it depends on the degree of fatigue, satiety and dehydration of the body before drinking. The best prevention is to drink alcohol in moderation or avoid it.
The main reason why a headache after alcohol is the toxic effect of ethyl alcohol on brain cells. Decay products violate the integrity of erythrocytes: they stick together and slow down blood flow through the vessels, provoking oxygen starvation of the brain tissues.With a lack of oxygen, some of the brain cells die off, and the natural process of their rejection and removal from the body starts. This is accompanied by a headache.
The immune system reacts to alcohol overdose. Its protective functions are reduced, memory and attention deteriorate. In some people, blood sugar levels drop dramatically, causing headaches, weakness, moodiness, fatigue, and tremors.
The headache after alcohol usually throbs in the temples or “aches”. It can last for a day, and then go away on its own.Against the background of a headache, nausea may appear, caused by an increased formation of gastric juice.
If you suffer from a chronic migraine, drinking alcohol may cause or worsen it. To find out how specific types of alcohol work on you, keep a special journal.
The WebMD portal suggests every time you drink alcohol, write down:
- type of alcohol;
- the amount of alcohol consumed;
- time of onset of headache;
- pain intensity on a scale of 1 to 10.
Describe how you felt during the next two days. If during this period you have a stressful situation, write it down in your diary. Analyze your condition and draw conclusions.
A few actions will help reduce pain or get rid of the problem completely.
How to relieve headache
There is no universal treatment for hangover syndrome. Only with an integrated approach can a severe headache be reduced.
Preparations for eliminating a hangover
Medications that eliminate withdrawal symptoms will help to get rid of headaches after alcohol exposure.Such drugs quickly remove acetaldehyde from the body – a substance into which the remnants of drunk alcohol are converted. It causes hangover symptoms. The most popular drugs in this group:
- Drink OFF;
To remove toxins and toxins from the body, it is worth taking enterosorbents such as activated carbon, Enterosgel, Polyphepan.
To increase blood pressure, you can drink a drug based on sodium sulfate, for example, Magnesia.
Drinking plenty of water
After drinking alcohol, a person begins to dehydrate. Water is the best drink for replenishing body fluids during a hangover. Drink water throughout the day, including mineral water.
Fresh juices, chicken broth and kefir can be consumed.
Rest and Peace
For the body to recover in a short time, you need a healthy sleep and lack of physical activity. If you plan on spending most of your day in bed, remember to have a glass of water next to it.A walk in the fresh air will be useful if there is no scorching sun and stuffiness outside.
What not to do
In order not to aggravate the unpleasant condition, you should adhere to certain recommendations.
Take pain reliever
If you are going to take a pain reliever, weigh the pros and cons. Some medications such as acetaminophen (paracetamol, tylenol) in high concentrations affect the liver, while aspirin can cause irritation and bleeding in the intestines.Better consult your doctor.
Get drunk with alcohol
Even in small doses, light or strong alcohol will increase the concentration of harmful substances and their toxic effect, so give up alcohol.
Take a hot bath or shower, steam
High temperatures of air and water put additional stress on the heart and blood vessels, which are already under stress.
Exercise during a hangover or headache is prohibited.This loads all organs and systems of the body.
One of the side effects of drinking too much alcohol is a hangover the next day. The key symptom of an unpleasant condition is headache. Try to spend your recovery day calmly so that your body does not experience severe stress.
what to do? What medicine to take?
In short: Aspirin (but not earlier than 6 hours after the last drink), Mexidol, Pantogam, Picamilon, contrast shower, water + diuretics.Do not take paracetamol or citramone! This page contains 100% scientific and safe advice from an experienced toxicologist with detailed rationale.
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What not to do
Do not take paracetamol or citramone.
Paracetamol puts too much stress on the liver, which is already loaded with alcohol processing. Thus, this drug will not only aggravate the hangover condition even more, but, in combination with toxic products of alcohol processing, can harm the body: damage the nervous system, liver and kidneys.
Citramon is also not recommended to be taken, because almost all modern citramones contain paracetamol. And paracetamol is not compatible with alcohol.
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About what other drugs are hard for the liver and how not to damage the organ with them, read the article about the harm of drugs for the liver.
What to do if you have a headache with a hangover?
Help from a hangover and headache:
- Aspirin , better instant solution.At a dosage of 500 mg for every 35 kg of your weight. Aspirin is contraindicated in gastrointestinal ulcers. You can take aspirin only if 6 hours have passed after drinking alcohol, otherwise the interaction of alcohol with aspirin can badly affect the digestive system, up to gastric bleeding.
- Mexidol. Not only relieves headaches, but generally improves cerebral circulation, restores the nervous system, and has a positive effect on mood. Take 1-2 tablets up to three times during the day.
- Pantogam. Reduces headaches, helps to invigorate and restore performance. You should take 2 g (eight 250 mg tablets or four 500 mg tablets) for the entire hangover day.
- Panangin (asparkam). This is a preparation of magnesium and potassium, that is, exactly what the body especially lacks in case of a hangover. Contraindicated in case of problems with the cardiovascular system. Take 1-2 tablets after meals. It can be successfully replaced with brine, which also has enough essential trace elements.
- The contrast shower is very effective in removing toxic products of alcohol breakdown from the body, and also relieves swelling, which is partly the cause of hangover headaches. Not recommended for diseases of the cardiovascular system.
- Mineral water plus diuretics. Mineral water works three times faster than ordinary water, it helps to get rid of edema, and as a result – and headache. Diuretic drugs help to quickly remove toxic substances from the body and relieve swelling.Have a diuretic effect: green tea, non-alcoholic beer, watermelon, strawberries, veroshpiron (spironolactone).
For full recovery, you should engage in general detoxification of the body: this will eliminate not only the symptoms, but also the cause of the hangover syndrome. To get personalized advice on how to get rid of a hangover, take a free test on our website. Also read the article on how to properly save yourself from other hangover symptoms, and if any dangerous symptoms appear, you should immediately call a doctor.
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Why has a headache with a hangover
The mechanism of a hangover headache is not as simple as it might seem. The brain itself cannot hurt, because it has no nerve endings. The same is the case with the liver: the liver does not hurt, only its shell hurts when the liver is enlarged and bursting with it.Part of the headache is due to edema of the lining of the brain: the swollen tissues press on the nerves, causing a sensation of pain. That is why we talk so much about removing edema. Where does this swelling come from in general?
Alcohol removes water from the blood vessels into the surrounding tissues. Alcohol molecules bind to water molecules and pull them out. Therefore, with a hangover, there is not enough circulating blood volume, it must be replenished. But there is too much fluid in the tissues.
There are also vascular components of headaches: the tone of the veins of the head and neck decreases, as a result of which the outflow of blood from the cerebral sinuses is impaired; in this case, it is not the intercellular fluid that presses on the nerve endings, but the intravascular fluid.The sinuses of the dura mater serve as blood vessels, although they differ in structure: these are long canals inside the dura mater.
There is also migraine pain , which appears due to changes in the exchange of mediators in the central nervous system. This mechanism is not yet fully understood, but it is known that with migraine, the sensation of pain arises immediately in the brain, and is not a consequence of a signal from the meninges that something hurts in the body.You can even roughly say that this is not real pain, but something like a hallucination.
The last component of headaches from a hangover is pain, which manifests itself due to oppression of the antinociceptive system. This system is a “smart pain reliever” for the body: in fact, something hurts in the body all the time, but the antinociceptive system filters out harmless and insignificant signals, letting only really serious ones pass. Therefore, a person does not feel pain all the time, but only when it is actually important for health.With a hangover, the system crashes, missing all the signals in a row, and it becomes much more painful for a person to live.
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Why there are dizziness
With a hangover, the head may spin. This is one of the standard consequences of a disorder of the autonomic system, of which chills, palpitations, tremors in the hands and more, weakness, nausea and many others can also be present with a hangover.The main treatment is the same as for a headache: detoxification of the body. When the body gets rid of the poisonous products of alcohol processing, then hangover disorders will pass without taking medications.
And if you have a headache after alcohol?
The headache may not wait for a hangover, but begin immediately after drinking. What if no more than two hours have passed since drinking alcohol and most pain medications are not yet available?
The headache that comes immediately after drinking is migraine.Help to weaken it:
- cocoa on water (milk reduces the bioavailability of the drink), it contains a number of antidepressants;
- magnesia (magnesium sulfate). Dissolve 1 ampoule of the drug or 9 grams of magnesia powder in half a glass of water. Drink a tenth of the solution. After 50 minutes, drink the same amount. After another 50 minutes – the third same portion of the drug. Do not repeat more than three times.
- aspirin in combination with alcohol gives a risk of gastric bleeding;
- paracetamol is too heavy a drug for the liver, and the liver is already busy processing alcohol, as a result there is a risk of damage to the liver, kidneys and nervous system, not to mention a severe hangover;
- Citramone almost always contains paracetamol, and it is better not to take it with alcohol for the same reasons;
- ibuprofen (nurofen) overloads the liver, and in combination with alcohol increases the risk of side effects.In addition, ibuprofen treats inflammatory pains – it will not help from a headache after drinking.
Other popular headache drugs cannot be combined with alcohol!
As you can see, a hangover is not the most harmless condition; it must be treated carefully and competently. Read our article on how to get rid of a hangover at home.
Article published: 2019-01-01
Article was last updated: 09/14/2020
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How to get rid of a hangover after the New Year – Tips
New Year is not complete without champagne, but often a couple of glasses are not limited. Stormy New Year’s festivities often lead to a severe hangover the next day. The columnist “RIAMO in Lyubertsy” figured out how to quickly get rid of unpleasant symptoms and spend the first day of the new year without nausea and headaches.
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What is a hangover
First of all, it is worth remembering that there is a hangover, and there is a withdrawal syndrome. There is a significant difference between them.
Withdrawal syndrome, withdrawal – a condition of the body that appears due to abstinence from alcohol or a sharp decrease in its dose after repeated and prolonged use.Withdrawal symptoms can last for several days and often indicates the appearance of alcoholism.
Hangover is an unpleasant condition that occurs after a single use of large doses of alcohol. Most often accompanied by dry mouth, redness of the eyes, headache and general weakness, nausea and diarrhea may be added to the symptoms. The hangover goes away in a few hours, and there are several ways to get rid of it.
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In the morning after a stormy New Year’s Eve, a headache is severe, sometimes the temperature rises.A pain reliever will help get rid of unpleasant symptoms. A paracetamol or ibuprofen tablet is ideal. The medicine should be taken with plenty of water.
It is better to refuse aspirin – it will irritate an already irritated stomach and cause even greater weakness in the muscles.
You can also forget about anti-hangover drugs, which are now presented in a wide range both in pharmacies and in supermarkets. They either don’t work, or they contain the same paracetamol, which can be bought at times cheaper.
Some people believe that before you start drinking, you need to drink activated charcoal, which if not prevent, then at least reduce the headache the next morning. You can also take it with a hangover – it will help cleanse the body. Do not forget to drink a lot of water at the same time – not less than a liter.
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One of the famous folk remedies for a hangover is the usual raw egg.It is believed that it can quickly bring a person to life, relieve headaches and make up for the lack of protein in the body.
Not everyone can drink a raw egg, but many will like eggnog – whipped egg yolk with sugar, which can be seasoned with honey and spices. Protein can also be whipped with sugar using a blender or mixer – you get a healthy treat.
There is an interesting recipe for a sobering “cocktail”: the contents of a raw egg must be mixed with vinegar, salt and pepper.Drink in one gulp. And you can have a snack with a tomato sprinkled with salt – it will have the same effect as pickle, which may not be at hand at the right time.
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If you are already tired of drinking plain water, and the hangover does not recede in any way, it is worth drinking black tea. If you add mint to it, it will have a calming effect. Tea with chamomile, lemon balm or linden is also effective.
Ginger tea fights well with hangovers, which will help get rid of dehydration and poor health. You can also add a spoonful of honey to your tea – this natural delicacy is rich in vitamins and helps to improve mood.
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Ordinary oatmeal, from which oatmeal, familiar to many, is brewed, will help fans of champagne and other alcoholic beverages to make the first morning of the new year easier.
You need to make an oatmeal broth: pour 1 glass of flakes with 4-5 glasses of bottled or warm boiled water, put on fire and cook for 15-20 minutes, adding a spoonful of honey. When the broth is ready, strain and cool it. Drink in small sips every 30-40 minutes. The broth will help to recover after night festivities, as well as remove toxins and toxins from the body.
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Fruits and berries
Bananas can not only decorate a fruit plate on the New Year’s table, but also save you from the consequences of “excessive libation”.This fruit contains serotonin – the “hormone of happiness”, which will help get rid of headaches and other unpleasant sensations.
Ordinary grapes will also help improve your well-being. It contains a lot of vitamins and minerals, as well as liquid, which is so necessary for a person who suffers from a hangover.
It is worth remembering that the morning after a drunken night is a difficult time for the whole body, so you should prefer light and healthy food rich in vitamins. In this regard, fresh fruits, berries and vegetables are a great option.
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The easiest way to cheer up is to take a contrast shower. If you are afraid of ice water, make the temperature difference not so sharp. You can also limit yourself to just a warm or hot shower.
It is worth taking a shower immediately after taking a detoxifying agent. A stream of hot water should be directed to the base of the neck – this will speed up blood circulation, and the tablet will be absorbed faster and will begin to work.
If possible, go to the bathhouse – it will improve your health and calm the nervous system. However, do not sit in the steam room for too long – this will become a serious burden on the body weakened by a hangover. It’s best to do everything in moderation and remember to drink plenty of water.
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Some will say that doing exercises after a stormy New Year’s Eve is a crazy and impossible undertaking.However, if you approach this wisely, then light physical activity will help you cope with a hangover faster.
Do not immediately load a weakened body with a long and hard training – there will be no benefit from this. It’s best to get out into the fresh air, do some simple warm-up exercises, and have a short run. Exercising will improve your mood and well-being, and soon there will be no trace of your hangover.
How to get rid of a hangover? Remedies for a hangover syndrome
Hangover is a condition familiar to most people who drink alcohol.Even those who consider themselves to be independent and consume alcohol very rarely and in small quantities, at least once in their lives experienced a state about which they said to themselves – “I have a hangover.” The symptoms of a hangover are known to us all:
- dry mouth
- irritability and discontent
- weakness and fatigue
- lack of appetite
What is a hangover syndrome?
Hangover is often confused with withdrawal symptoms, but the nature of these conditions is different.While a hangover can accompany a completely healthy person and is simply a consequence of the intoxication of the body with ethyl alcohol, withdrawal symptoms indicate the formation of addiction.
A hangover occurs due to the fact that the liver enzymes that break down ethyl alcohol do not cope with their task. As a result, ethanol is processed only to the level of such a substance as acetaldehyde. It is much more dangerous than alcohol itself. It is he who causes the poisoning of the body.Add to this fusel oils, which also provoke many unpleasant hangover symptoms and a low production of glucose, which is necessary for nourishing the brain, and you will get a complete picture of your well-being.
How to get rid of a hangover? Tools & Tips
If you are not sure that you will be able to stay on “safe” doses and drinks, then you must learn how to get rid of a hangover without further drinking (drunkenness). If you start drinking alcohol regularly to the point of a hangover and “treating like with like”, you will find yourself within a few months at the stage of alcoholism, from which you will not be able to get out in a simple way.
Get rid of a hangover will help a few simple recommendations on which hangover remedies will help the body recover, and which activities will quickly return to “life”.
The best hangover cure is, of course, abstaining from drinking alcohol in quantities that can poison the body. If you can refrain from drinking strong alcoholic beverages and stop at 1-2 glasses of red or white dry wine, then no hangover you are afraid.I’d like to point out that beer, which is often underestimated due to its low alcohol content, can cause the worst hangovers, especially dark varieties.
The most wonderful and safe hangover remedies have been found since the pro-grandmother’s times and still nothing has been invented that helps with a hangover better:
- Fluid replenishment. Mineral water is best suited – Borjomi, Essentuki No. 17. Refrain from medicinal mineral water, take the usual, dining room.
- Sauerkraut, pickled apples, pickle brine, but in no case marinade (without vinegar) help to restore the work of enzymes.
- Vitamin C in the form of effervescent tablets, freshly squeezed orange juice or water with lemon is definitely a hangover cure, while giving quick results.
- Activated carbon is a sorbent that allows you to collect and remove toxins from the body.
- Sour milk products in small quantities (no more than 500 grams) such as Ayran, kefir, whey (enzymes) – a method that answers the question of how to get rid of a hangover quickly.
- Regular aspirin can help with headaches. Effervescent tablets can be used, then relief will come faster.
- The use of succinic acid in tablets or capsules is often recommended.