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Hangover (Overview)

Various unpleasant physiological and psychological effects following the consumption of wine, beer and distilled spirits. Hangovers can last for several hours or for more than 24 hours. Typical symptoms of a hangover may include headache, drowsiness, concentration problems, dry mouth, dizziness, fatigue, vomiting, absence of hunger, depression, sweating, nausea, hyper-excitability and anxiety.


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Could I exercise with a hangover?

Could I exercise with a hangover?

Yes: Most people with hangovers don't really feel like exercising, but there is no contraindication to it. Better, since you are concerned for your health to the extent that you don't want to miss working out, don't drink so much that you get a hangover next time. Safe drinking limits for women have been established as no more than 7 per week, and no more than 4 on one occasion. ...Read more

Hangover (Overview)

Various unpleasant physiological and psychological effects following the consumption of wine, beer and distilled spirits. Hangovers can last for several hours or for more than 24 hours. Typical symptoms of a hangover may include headache, drowsiness, concentration problems, dry mouth, dizziness, fatigue, vomiting, absence of hunger, depression, sweating, nausea, hyper-excitability and anxiety.


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My hangovers are extremely bad and I'm only 24 years of age. Is this a bad sign?

My hangovers are extremely bad and I'm only 24 years of age. Is this a bad sign?

A Bad Sign: Yes. It means you are routinely drinking to excess; you are having repeated alcohol poisoning (hangovers) and you are only 24 years old. It sounds like you have probably the genes that make you prone to alcoholism. There is a solution. But it means not drinking and then addressing the underlying medical condition. ...Read more

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Hangover (Tip)

Rest! Sleep is one of the most essential treatments for a hangover. ...See more

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Curing a Hangover (Checklist)

Hydrate. Drink plenty of water to treat dehydration caused by alcohol.
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Use Ibuprofen to treat headache. Avoid Tylenol to protect your liver
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Eat. An empty stomach can make a hangover feel wors
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Exercise. The endorphin boost can lift your mood
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Hangover (Tip)

Drink water along with your alcohol. Keep extra water by the bed. It will lessen a hangover. ...See more

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Do you know of any hangover cures/settlers?

I know hundreds: And the reason that there ARE hundreds is because none of them work all that well, or at least in most people. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure - don't drink to excess and you won't get hangovers. If you have problems not drinking, you may need some counseling help. Warm sprite is what I have recommended with some success to settle the stomach, at least. ...Read more

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What are some medication for sleeping disorders that don't cause hangover?

What are some medication for sleeping disorders that don't cause hangover?

All of them do some: Even though all sleeping pills may cause hangover to a certain extend, rozerem (ramelteon) is of a new class (melatonin-receptor-agonists) and has minimal hangover effect in most individuals. It is also the mildest of the usual prescription sleep aids. The most important precaution is to take the sleeping pill well ahead of wake up time (a bare minimum of 8 hours, the more the better). ...Read more

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Hangover (Tip)

Avoid painkillers such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen during a hangover. ...See more

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What does it mean if I was hungover and throwing up yesterday and barely eating. And today I coughed up phlegm with some blood in it. An chunks of phlegm. What should I do. It kinda hurts to take a deep breathe too.?

What does it mean if I was hungover and throwing up yesterday and barely eating. And today I coughed up phlegm with some blood in it. An chunks of phlegm. What should I do. It kinda hurts to take a deep breathe too.?

See your doctor: These symptoms mean you need to see your doctor. I don't know if the blood came from lungs or stomach -- either is not good. Also you need help for your alcohol abuse. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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The best way to treat a hangovers is?

Don't drink: Hangovers happen when you drink more than what your metabolism can handle. ...Read more

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Hangover (Tip)

Chewing small pieces of ginger may give relief from hangovers. ...See more

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What's a good treatment for a hangover?

Good judgement: The best treatment for a hangover is to be judicious with your beverage consumption. ...Read more

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How do I cure hangovers?

How do I cure hangovers?

No cure--just time: There isn't a cure for hangovers, yet. Recently the fda approved the medicine called blowfish which will be available otc, likely by independence day, for symptoms of a hangover. Remember that this only treats the symptoms...Thus making you feel better, but the hangover itself will need time to go away...
Untill then, drink sensibly. And don't drink and drive. Life is precious.
Good luck. ...Read more

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There's a myth in mexico that says that the best way to get rid of hangover is to eat something very spicy and greasy, like chilaquiles. Is that true?

Capsaicin: The chemical that causes the heat in hot peppers is capsaicin. It triggers the release of endogenous (body's own) opioids--morphine like chemicals. That's why eating very hot food can become addictive (i speak from much perspiration and pleasant experience). This can somewhat reduce the subjective effects of a hangover--but not by much, not the dangers the best treatment is moderation. ...Read more

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What can I take for insomnia, I've tried all the OTC the drugs & they leave me with a hangover feeling the next morning...Help.

What can I take for insomnia, I've tried all the OTC the drugs & they leave me with a hangover feeling the next morning...Help.

Meditation: In many popular articles there are helpful tips for falling asleep, such as always going to bed at the same time, turning off all lights and electronic devices, especially the tv, refraining from food and drink for a period of time before trying to sleep, and practicing some form of meditation, etc. However, insomnia may also be due to depression or some other medical problem. See your doctor fir. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take seroquel xr, Zoloft (sertraline) and liver tone plus tablet at night so you would not get that hangover filling in the morning.

Is it ok to take seroquel xr, Zoloft (sertraline) and liver tone plus tablet at night so you would not get that hangover filling in the morning.

Hangover?: If having a hangover feeling after taking your prescribed medications at night, your dose may need adjusting -- especially the seroquel (quetiapine). I suggest discussing what you're experiencing with your doctor, since s/he may be able to help you solve the problem without additional supplements. Livatone plus has milk thistle in it -- and studies of interactions w/medications are equivocal. ...Read more

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Is there a pill that can prevent hangovers?

Is there a pill that can prevent hangovers?

No: You can start by not drinking more than 5 alcoholic drinks (of normal size) a night. No more than 3 in a 2 hour period. You also want to make sure you have had at least 5 cups of water & a full meal before you drink alcohol. Another thing that may help is to alternate your alcohol with water (beer, water, beer, water; for example). Stick to light alcohols, and to the same type (don't switch). ...Read more

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What is a hangover?

What is a hangover?

Hang over: This is an electrolyte hydration disorder associated with excessive use of alcoholic drinking. ...Read more

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Best hangover cure?

None proven: Every study, so far, of dozens of hangover cures have not shown any to work consistently in most people. A recent study out of china said that they found sprite to be helpful in hangovers, but I haven't read the study, and can't vouch for it. Staying well-hydrated (getting drunk dehydrates you), using tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache and giving it time is mostly the best we can do. Drinking less prevents it. ...Read more

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How to cure hangover?

Water and more water: Hydration is the key to curing a hangover.
You can try water and sports drinks with electrolytes.
Adding a pain killer such as Brufen may help as well.
Coffee has shown to be of benefit too.

http://www. Menshealth. Com/guy-wisdom/11-ways-to-ease-nasty-hangover/slide/8 ...Read more

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How do I cure hangovers?

No cure--just time: There isn't a cure for hangovers, yet. Recently the fda approved the medicine called blowfish which will be available otc, likely by independence day, for symptoms of a hangover. Remember that this only treats the symptoms...Thus making you feel better, but the hangover itself will need time to go away...
Untill then, drink sensibly. And don't drink and drive. Life is precious.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Are hangovers dangerous?

Are hangovers dangerous?

Excess alcohol is: Hangovers are miserable, but an occasional (one a year or less?) hangover won't hurt you. If you are drinking enough to have frequent hangovers, then the danger is the amount of alcohol you are drinking. Not good for your liver, brain, or pancreas, to name a few organs. If you have health problems in those organs already, then you should not drink alcohol, period. ...Read more

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How to get out of hangover?

Bacon Sandwich: Make sure you hydrate yourselves well. Then ------bacon sandwich. The bread will raise your blood sugar, and the protein in bacon breaks down to Amino Acids to help replenish brain neurotransmitters that were depleted by the alcohol. Best thing is not t drink too much in the first place. ...Read more

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How to cure a hangover fast?

How to cure a hangover fast?

No magic: Nobody has proven any of the many "folk" remedies, especially not hair of the dog that bit you - drinking whatever gave you the hangover. Recent chinese study found drinking warm sprite to be helpful, and hydration is critical. A couple tylenol (acetaminophen) or an advil otc tablet, or just lying downwith a cool compress on your forehead is the best thing. Rest, let your body recover, drink less next tim ...Read more

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Best way to treat a hangover?

Best way to treat a hangover?

Moderation is better: Per uptodate, people who successfully drink in moderation are, by definition, not abusers of alcohol. No level of alcohol consumption can reliably be regarded as safe for some. Recommendations for "safe" levels of drinking differ between men & women."problem drinking" (frequent hangover, excessive drunkenness, or sleeping in one's clothes) is clearly related to excess mortality. Drink less please! ...Read more

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How can I deal with a hangover?

Rest and recover: Magnesium, potassium, b vitamins and gatorade or water are good for hangovers. ...Read more

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What chemical causes hangovers?

What chemical causes hangovers?

Not one chemical: There is tremendous debate on the causative agent of alcohol. Most people think that it is a combination of factors, including the production of acetaldehyde (a metabolite of alcohol), congeners in different drinks (more hangovers with red than white wine, more with whiskey than with vodka/gin, and probably hereditary or acquired personal differences - severe in some, mild or absent in others. ...Read more

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What can be done for a hangover?

Hangover.: Your body is dehydrated due to all the poisonous alcohol you drank. Rest, fluids, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for the headache. If you are reaching for a drink to kill the hangover you have a drinking problem and should seek help. ...Read more