A 37-year-old member asked:
How long do people normally feel sick with a hangover?
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Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Hangover: When you drink, your body metabolizes alcohol into a chemical that causes the symptoms of a hangover. Some people metabolize and excrete (get rid of) this chemical so quickly, they never have a hangover. The slower you metabolize the alcohol, the more symptoms you get. Most last for a few hours, some more than 6 hours, a ver few 8-12 hours.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Why do some people feel sick when they have a hangover the next morning, from drinking?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 44 years experience
Good question.: Nobody knows for sure. Low blood sugar, dehydration, acetaldehyde intoxication (alcohol metabolizes into acetaldehyde in your blood), and glutamine rebound are all theorized causes of hangover symptoms, but there is no definitive consensus on why people get hung over. The interesting thing is that some people never get a hangover no matter how much they drink, and nobody knows why that is either!
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Last updated Nov 27, 2017
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