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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?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
You are a wealth of interesting information, Dr. Satinover!
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
:) Thank you, Dr. Pappas. "Random Access Memory", as someone close to me once put it.
Dr. Larry Grissom
Radiology

In brief: Hydration

Alcohol is dehydrating.
So fluid replacement is important, non alcoholic of course. Water is good.

In brief: Hydration

Alcohol is dehydrating.
So fluid replacement is important, non alcoholic of course. Water is good.
Dr. Larry Grissom
Dr. Larry Grissom
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Time

Is the only true cure.
Other than that many things claim to cure a hangover. Best bet is to stay well hydrated , get rest with moderate doses of nsaids and even some caffeine.

In brief: Time

Is the only true cure.
Other than that many things claim to cure a hangover. Best bet is to stay well hydrated , get rest with moderate doses of nsaids and even some caffeine.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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