It is not very likely that you’re going to be able to go to the pharmacy and find an effective over-the-counter medicine that can successfully prevent the dizziness, headache, nausea, dry mouth and red eyes of a hangover. Drinking too much is not a very wise decision; however, I would like to teach you how [...]
There is no doubt that you will remember what caused the dizziness, fatigue, headache, and nausea after a long night of partying, because the symptoms are familiar, you’ve experienced them before. It is obvious, you have a hangover! The best experts on the subject can only tell you to watch how much you drink to limit the chances of you getting a hangover; however, even one drink can be too much for some people. The reason for this is that tolerance for alcohol varies from person to person. Everyone knows someone that can drink a six-pack of beer and not miss a beat, and then you also know someone that gets woozy after a glass of wine.
For the most part, the more you weigh, the more you can drink without fear of getting a hangover. Moreover, if you’re a regular drinker, your body produces more of the enzymes that help metabolize alcohol, which increases your tolerance. Please do not take this as an invitation to drink all you want without having to worry about consequences. This just means that if you do not drink as often as you usually do, there is a good chance that you will feel just as bad as you did after that infamous night of partying.
The liver has the daunting task of metabolizing alcohol when you drink. During the process of breaking down alcohol, toxic byproducts are produced, which is then transferred throughout the body. This is what causes the pain and discomfort you feel during a hangover. After the liver does its job, the kidneys then step in to filter the waste products out of the blood, but it needs to tap into the body’s water supply. This is the cause of one of the major symptoms of a hangover, dehydration. All-important nutrients and vitamins are also needed to breakdown alcohol, specifically, the B vitamins. This can cause a slight bout with malnutrition. Therefore, if you know that you have a long weekend of partying with the fellas coming up; do not forget to take your B vitamins with you.
Consuming too much sugar can make a hangover worse. It’s like mixing various types of alcohol, which puts more work on the liver. On the whole, alcoholic beverages with a light color such as vodka or white wine are less likely to cause a hangover than red wine or scotch.
Before going on a night of drinking and partying, try to put some food in your stomach, preferably a well-balanced meal. In addition, drink plenty of fluids, specifically water. After the party, drink a cup of water before going to sleep, take a B-complex supplement that contains no less than fifty milligrams of niacin. You should also take a preparation of liquid bitters that consists of gentian, mugwort, dandelion, or Angostura bitters in some water and add a little honey for taste. This may aid in lessening the effects of the hangover you will suffer the following day.