Hangovers

Posted: January 20, 2011 by aknownemass in Medical News
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Even as we contemplate the effects of the Mututho bill, we thought you should know that:

According to interstingfacts.org, a hangover is a condition which is a result of the consumption of an excessively large amount of alcohol. But in reality a hangover is more like a withdrawal from alcohol for a short time period. A lot of experts state that some of the ingredients which are present in alcohol cause the hangover. The ingredients which are present in alcohol are known as congeners.

During the ancient times, people used a combination containing myrrh and the beaks of birds which had been grounded to a fine paste, in order to treat a hangover. But most people feel that a similar combination cannot be used in the modern times in order to treat a hangover. Liquor which is light like vodka and gin should be consumed instead of heavy and dark liquors like whiskey and brandy. All kinds of alcoholic beverages which contain chemicals should be avoided since they will cause a very sever hangover. The worst hangover will usually be caused by the consumption of red wine. A lot of people are also likely to become very angry and depressed after they have consumed a large amount of alcohol.

BestHangovercure.com on its part advices that while most hangovers disappear naturally after between eight and twenty-four hours, there are several remedies . These including drinking water to hydrate the body. Since alcohol causes the blood sugar to fall, foods that boost blood sugar are recommended. Foods that restore lost potassium and salts as well those containing fructose (which assists in burning the alcohol faster) would be helpful too.

Over the counter pain relievers can ease the unpleasantness but aspirin and Tylenol are to be avoided; aspirin irritates the stomach while Tylenol can cause liver damage. Taking more alcohol as a remedy is foolish since this only postpones the misery. Coffee is also not a good remedy since it is also a diuretic.

Prevention is always better than cure though. Before engaging in drinking alcohol one should take fatty foods to prevent the irritating effects alcohol has on the stomach. Milk also protects the stomach lining besides slowing the absorption of alcohol. Another preventive measures is taking water and non-fizzy soft drinks while imbibing to hydrate the body.

Now you know

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