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What Is Exercise 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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, ...Read more
Don't understand ?: Were you hoping to have hangovers?? If not, exercise away. However, most people don't find being intoxicated goes along well with exercise, and alcohol may reduce muscle strength. If you are drinking regularly and routinely getting hangovers, you are drinking too much. You need to consider cutting down and perhaps discussing your drinking with a counselor. Sounds like its a problem to me. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
It depends: It depends on how much you drank and how long you have been drinking. It could last several hours to a few weeks. After heavy, prolonged use, you are at risk of hallucinations and seizures which could continue as delirium after 3 days and peak in 5 days. So hopefully, you haven't been drinking six 20 packs of beer a day for more than 10 years. ...Read more
Brain Changes: The more alcohol you take in, and the longer you drink, the more changes occur to the brain, and the chemistry of the brain. Withdrawl is worse with age, hangovers are worse, dying from withdrawal is more likely. Treatment programs offer medication to make withdrawal safer, proper nutrition, vitamins and minerals that help the brain to recover, and support to prevent relapsing to alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Beats me: how long did the last one take? The average hangover lasts 12-24 hours, depending on your health status, how much you drank, and to some extent what kind of beverages you consumed. Hangover relates not only to how intoxicated you get, but other ingredients in the drink. Darker forms of alcohol generally cause more problems that clear or lighter forms. If this is happening a lot, cut down/stop. ...Read more
Pedialyte ibuprofen: Pedialyte, ibuprofen, and antioxidants such as milk thistle help. An IV is really the best way, but not easy to get for most people. You need to deal with the oxidative stress, inflammation and dehydration. All 3 components are what make you feel so bad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
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