If you’re drinking too much alcohol, you sure know about what a hangover is. To those who don’t know, hangover is experienced by drinking too much alcohol. This one can be characterized by having some or all of these symptoms: nausea, dehydration, fatigue, fever, headache, diarrhea, vomiting, flatulence, sound and light sensitivity, sleeping troubles, concentration difficulty and poor depth perception. In most people, they also experience an extreme aversion to smell, sight, taste and thought of drinking alcohol.
Depending on the person’s body structure, a hangover’s range and intensity can last in just a few hours or up to a couple of days. Unknown to most of us, it is not the alcohol itself that causes hangovers but the preservatives or additives in alcoholic drinks that are added.
There is only one way to prevent a hangover: that is, if you don’t drink alcohol at all. However, if you just can’t resist drinking one, you might as well do these simple steps to cure one.
- Drink Water or Orange Juice – Since you’ll feel miserable while experiencing dehydration, drinking a glass or two will certainly help.
- Eat Eggs and drink some Milk – Eggs are especially known to fight hangover while milk is much better than water, rehydrating you while supplying your body with calcium at the same time.
- Sodium Bicarbonate – If you feel queasy while having a hangover, eating a spoonful of baking soda might help.
- Exercise – This naturally increases your metabolism, therefore speeding up the process of detoxifying harmful compounds.
- Oxygen – Supplemental oxygen can help you, in case you don’t want to exercise.
- Vitamin B1 or Thiamine – Thiamine helps prevent glutarate buildup in your brain, which causes your headaches.