You had a great time, you partied the night away and made a lot of memories, but come the next morning, you feel the complete opposite. You’re exhausted, your head is on fire and you’re so nauseous you could vomit yourself inside-out.
Thus ensues the dreaded hangover.
Let’s first look at what causes a hangover:
Over indulgence in the consumption of alcohol is typically the cause of most hangovers. Dr. Khanyile mentions that consuming a large amount of alcohol can cause dehydration because, ”alcohol causes you to pee a lot.”
She suggests that, “you should maintain your hydration status, before, during and after consuming alcohol.” Adding that after drinking, “you don’t sleep, and sleeping could help you detox.”
Symptoms of a hangover include:
The first thing you need to tackle when dealing with a hangover is dehydration/replacing all the water you have lost.
It is also suitable to drink electrolyte solutions such as energy drinks. The doc also suggested drinking supplements or hangover solutions that contain vitamin B12, as they really do help.
Lastly Dr.Khanyile mentions that in the midst of it all, we often forget to eat and receive adequate rest, and how that only makes things worse.
Sleeping helps with detoxing and eating fatty foods helps with the absorption of the alcohol, makes it easier to remove it from your system. This does not mean your blood alcohol level will drop, but it can help speed up your recovery.
So with all these tips and tricks from Dr. Khanyile, you are now set for your next soiree, but please, do not use this as your permission slip to get lit AF. Alcohol abuse may lead to death.
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