Hangover Cure – Remedies And Help
Our website will attempt to help you with finding a good hangover cure. Now we say “attempt” because not all hangovers are cureable. Sometimes you just stay up way too late and drink way too much. If this is the case then just drink some water, take some Advil and go back to bed. When you wake up tomorrow come back and then maybe we can help.
For those who can function to some extent then keep browsing our site. We have ways to cure your hangovers and techniques for preventing hangovers before they even start. In our Food & Drinks section you will find things to help ease your hangover and maybe even keep you from throwing up.
And lastly if you are feeling up to it you can visit our game section to waste some time. Our jokes section to maybe cheer you up a bit as you are hating the work day. Check out our picture section to see poor bastards who just didn’t know when enough was enough.
A hangover is an after-effect of intoxication. Alcohol being a diuretic leads to dehydration of the body. This dehydration is in turn responsible for the headaches,dizziness, general body weakness and tiredness, increased sensitivity to light and noise, nausea and vomiting – all the symptoms of a hangover.
Some alcoholic drinks have a higher probability of causing hangovers than others. Drinks with high quantities of congeners (chemicals resulting from fermentation) such as red wine, cause a more severe hangover than those with lower concentration of congeners such as white wine.
Besides the kind of drink one takes, the severity of a hangover also depends on among other things one’s age and body weight, gender, the amount of alcohol taken and one’s body metabolic rate.
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.