Home Remedies for Hangover

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What is hangover?

Medically known as veisalgia, hangover is the name of a condition that is triggered by the consumption of large amounts of alcohol or other drug. Usually the condition that is associated with the after-effects of large consumption of alcohol is called as the hangover.

What are the causes of hangover?

Excessive alcohol consumption is probably the one and only cause that can lead to hangover. Certain drugs, however, have been known to trigger the ailment. Doctors explain that alcohol leads to dehydration which causes ones mouth to go dry and also induces headaches and a resulting condition which is called hangover.

What are the symptoms of hangover?

  • Post hangover you will have a dry mouth and will have a strong urge to moisten your tongue and throat.
  • You feel sleepy and drowsy during hangover.
  • You will have a heavy head and also often a severe headache.
  • Usually the eyes are swollen and will be slightly or very red in color.
  • Nausea and vomiting are the other common symptoms
  • You will want to avoid exposure to light and will want to continue sleeping.

The home remedies which are prescribed for hangover:

  • If you suspect that you might have a hangover drink a lot of water before you go to bed. This should stop the dehydrating effects of alcohol. Drink lots of water even after you wake up as this will help you to prevent having a severe hangover.
  • Do not drink in empty stomach and eat something while and after your are drinking. This declines the rate at which alcohol enters your blood and can thus reduce the after-effects.
  • Eat starchy food with alcohol as it slows down the absorption rate of the liquor.
  • Vitamin C tablets help to break down the alcohol content in your body and thus prevent hangover.
  • Drink moderately. Do not have more than a drink in an hour.
  • Alternate alcoholic drink with a nonalcoholic beverage as this will help you to reduce the quantity that you are drinking.
  • Do not have carbonated drink with alcohol as carbonation can speed up the alcohol absorption.
  • After you drink or while you drink avoid sweet and sugary foods as the sweet taste can confuse you, thus making it tough for you to judge how much alcohol you’re actually consuming.

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