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A 23-year-old male asked:

Is a hangover after a night out really a type of withdrawal? or is it more from the toxic effects of the alcohol, dehydration and glutamate rebound?

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Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Hangover: Hangover can be related to amount of alcohol consumed and amount of sleep. The more alcohol you consume, the more of a hangover. Dehydration, blood vessel dilation, stomach irritation and acid production, drop in blood sugar, are a few of the reasons for hangover. Avoid too much alcohol consumption to avoid hangovers.
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Last updated Aug 6, 2013

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