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Please share an interesting fact about dealing with alcohol intoxication.

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Ignore: Your body weight has a lot to do with how fast you will become intoxicated from drinking.
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Ignore: The person with alcohol intoxication may not remember discussions or arguments had.
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Alcohol: Alcohol intoxication is responsible for over half a million er visits a year.
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Many: Many intoxicated individuals may have other drugs in them aside from alcohol.
Dr. Alan Anthony
Dermatology 21 years experience
Ignore: Stop drinking! Find a friend who can asses and watch out for you until the intoxication is over.
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
When: When you drink alcohol, between 2 and 8% is metabolized in breath, sweat, and urine.
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Ethanol: Ethanol (alcohol you drink) is metabolized by the liver into acetaldehyde (related to formaldehyde)!
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
The: The symptoms of a hangover occur due to build up of acetaldehyde, which is a metabolite of ethanol.
Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 35 years experience
Ignore: Alcohol kills from a byproduct of metabolism - and there is no way to prevent it. So- be careful.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Curing: Curing hangover requires correction of dehydration, hypoglycemia, and metabolism of toxins.
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Ignore: Have friends help monitor your alcohol intake if you have problems staying within your limit.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
AVOIDING: AVOIDING caffeinated beverages will hasten recovery from a hangover.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Sleep: Sleep and rest are important ingredients to getting over a hangover.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Best: Best fluids to replenish the body following a hangover: Water, Fruit juice, Vegetable juice.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Strong: Strong coffee will only STRONGLY DEHYDRATE you after hangover and make things worse.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Protein: Protein and mineral rich foods are best nutritive choices following a hangover.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
In: In Poland, a commonly recommended and respected hangover remedy is to drink pickle juice.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Taking: Taking shower following a hangover will help freshen you up and increase your alertness.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Drink: Drink 1 Liter of water. Then perform exertional physical activity such as running or hill climbing.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Avoid: Avoid painkillers such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen during a hangover.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Alka: Alka Seltzer stabilizes the pH of your stomach which can reduce nausea and gastric regurgitation.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
No: No matter what you do, sleep and water/juice should be included to rest and re hydrate to recover.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Rest: Rest is your best friend because your body needs an opportunity to recover.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
In: In Europe and especially Poland, drinking pickle juice is a common remedy.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Avoid: Avoid pain killers if possible. The side effects of aspirin, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen can be magnified.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Use: Use caution with aspirin, it may cause GI upset and bleeding on top of the affects of the alcohol.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen and Nsaids may further upset the Stomach and can cause GI bleeding, so use caution.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Drink: Drink fruit juice. It has a kind of sugar called fructose that helps the body burn alcohol faster.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Drinking: Drinking a sports drink will replenish electrolytes and lost sodium.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
A: A small amount of coffee can lessen swelling of blood vessels that cause headaches.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Amino: Amino acids are building blocks of protein and they can be depleted by the use of alcohol.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Eat: Eat a good meal. A balanced meal will replace the loss of essential nutrients. keep the meal light.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Ibuprofen,: Ibuprofen, WITH FOOD (Not to cause GI Upset) may help with pain relief.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
When: When your hungover, a good friend is part of the best remedy to help you through it!
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Alcohol: Alcohol disrupts how the liver processes acetaminophen, taking that may lead to liver inflammation.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Eating: Eating burnt toast may help. The carbon in the burnt part helps filter impurities.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Bouillon: Bouillon soup can help to restore salt and potassium.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
A: A banana, avocado, potato chips or glass of O.J. will help restore potassium loss from drinking.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Be: Be Happy! Depressed and anxious people will get worse hangovers.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Chewing: Chewing small pieces of ginger may give relief from hangovers.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Acetaldehyde,: Acetaldehyde, which is known to create worse hangovers, can be helped by eating eggs.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Sleep: Sleep is one of the most essential treatments for a hangover.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Diet: Diet drinks will not help mitigate hangovers.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
A: A wake-up cocktail will only delay, not prevent, your hangover.Avoid the screwdriver in the morning.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Hangover: Hangover pills made from natural ingredients like yeast/artichoke extract do very little to help.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Opt: Opt out of champagne or other alcohol that’s mixed with carbonated beverages.They cause more HO's.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Eggs: Eggs contain taurine, which has been shown to reverse liver damage caused by a night of drinking.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Alcohol: Alcohol will lead to a drop in blood sugar, so boost it back up with a glass of OJ.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Get: Get some fresh air. Oxygen increases the rate that alcohol toxins are broken down.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
If: If you are the designated driver, you will not get a hangover.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
If: If you do not drink alcohol, you will not get a hangover.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Best: Best cure for hangover is not to get one:Don't drink on empty stomach,keep well hydrated (water).
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Ignore: Alcohol causes you to lose your inhibitions. That is why you do things you would not otherwise do.
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Alcohol: Alcohol is a diuretic. Many of the symptoms come from dehydration. KEY is to REhydrate. Ex. Gatorade.
Dr. Justin Greiwe
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Ignore: Avoid "hangover" pills as multiple studies have shown that they are not effective.
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Excess: Excess alcohol disrupts your normal sleep cycle leading to poor quality sleep.
Dr. Karen Weisman
Addiction Medicine 29 years experience
Ignore: Drink several glasses of water before going to bed when you drink. Try alternate water 4 each drink.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Ignore: The original high can never be recaptured. Much the same could be said for masturbation.
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Kudzu: Kudzu made into a tea is used to treat hangovers in Jamaica.
Dr. Aveshen Govender
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Ignore: Pace drinking of alcohol by drinking a glass of water between every alcoholic drink.
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
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Eat: Eat a good breakfast , stay hydrated and get enough sleep.
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Avoiding: Avoiding drinks with congeners can help limit a hangover.

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