Patient discussion about hangover
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Q. What is the cause of hangovers?
And why mixing drinks also contribute to that effect?
|A1||Hangovers are multi-causal. Ethanol has a dehydrating effect by causing increased urine production (such substances are known as diuretics), which causes headaches, dry mouth, and lethargy. Dehydration causes the brain to shrink away from the skull slightly. Alcohol's effect on the stomach lining can account for nausea. Because of the increased NADH production during metabolism of ethanol, excess of that substance causes hypoglycemia. In addition, it is thought that the presence of other alcohols (such as fusel oils), by-products of the alcoholic fermentation also called congeners, exaggerate many of the symptoms (congeners may also be zinc or other metals added primarily to sweet liqueurs to enhance their flavor).|
|A2||A hangover describes the sum of unpleasant physiological effects following heavy consumption of drugs, particularly alcoholic beverages. Hypoglycemia, dehydration, acetaldehyde intoxication, and vitamin B12 deficiency are all theorized causes of hangover symptoms. Mixing drinks is like taking a lot of different drugs at once, Some of them will clash and cause damage.|
Q. What can be done to reduce the effects of a hangover?
Dear friends, I often face a hangover which is out of my control. What can be done to reduce the effects of a hangover? I heard that drinking water before going to bed will help.
|A1||I once wrote an article about hang-over therapy, maybe you can read it here :|
The safest and most natural way to get over it is just wait until the symptoms fade away. But if you feel a heavy headache, some papers will recommend you to take aspirins (this will reduce the pain), and if you feel discomfort in your stomach, it is most likely because alcohol is irritative for your stomach surface, so grabbing some food will help.
|A2||You said you OFTEN hangover. First step to reduce its effect is to stop drinking else try drinking slowly, sipping rather than gulping, diluting drinks, avoiding shots, alternating alcoholic with non-alcoholic beverages, eating a substantial meal before drinking.|
Q. Tips for drinking without getting hangover anyone..?
How can I avoid hangover? Or vomiting? Or all those unpleasant side effects that a really good party have…
|A1||the easyest way to avoid a hangover is to not drink,so much,..just because you are at a party..doesnt mean you have to get sick on alcohol...there is no sure way of not getting a hangover...MRFOOT56|
|A2||take RU21, according to directions on label. drink cranberry juice between drinks and after. You'll feel fit as a fiddle in the morning!|
|A3||Take RU21. follow directions on the package. And drink lots of cranberry juice in between and after. Good luck!|
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