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Why does tequila seem to have a greater propensity to cause a headache than other alcohols?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: Possibility
In addition to amount consumed, darker liquors like red wine, brandy, whiskey, and tequila may contain chemicals called congeners -- kind of like impurities -- that contribute to headaches.
If you're sensitive to these, they might give you more trouble. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neurology_neurosurgery/specialty_areas/headache/conditions/hangover_headache.html.

In brief: Possibility
In addition to amount consumed, darker liquors like red wine, brandy, whiskey, and tequila may contain chemicals called congeners -- kind of like impurities -- that contribute to headaches.
If you're sensitive to these, they might give you more trouble. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neurology_neurosurgery/specialty_areas/headache/conditions/hangover_headache.html.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Alan Ali
worm?
Dr. Pamela Pappas
oh, no -- the worm in the tequila bottle is very relaxed and at peace. :-)
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Emergency Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: No relation
All alcohols can cause symptoms such as headache but it depends on your metabolism and the amount ingested.
Remember that one "serving" is only 1.5 oz. I'll attach a photo to help explain. In addition, see "alcohol 101": http://www.Wwu.Edu/chw/preventionandwellness/aodwebpdfs/whatisonedrink.Pdf.

In brief: No relation
All alcohols can cause symptoms such as headache but it depends on your metabolism and the amount ingested.
Remember that one "serving" is only 1.5 oz. I'll attach a photo to help explain. In addition, see "alcohol 101": http://www.Wwu.Edu/chw/preventionandwellness/aodwebpdfs/whatisonedrink.Pdf.
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Individual
The rate at which you consume the alcohol, your relative state of hydration, blood sugar, kidney & stomach health, and general health contribute to hangover headache.
Tequila is concentrated with minimal taste, so it's easier to consume too quickly and lead to rapidly rising alcohol levels, low blood sugar & dehydration. See http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hangovers/ds0064/dsection=causes.

In brief: Individual
The rate at which you consume the alcohol, your relative state of hydration, blood sugar, kidney & stomach health, and general health contribute to hangover headache.
Tequila is concentrated with minimal taste, so it's easier to consume too quickly and lead to rapidly rising alcohol levels, low blood sugar & dehydration. See http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/hangovers/ds0064/dsection=causes.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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