Why Do We Get Hangovers?
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  • Feb 17, 2017

Let's face it, we've all had a moment or two of over-indulging in one too many drinks and have had to deal with the dreaded consequence; A hangover! While it is almost inevitable to experience the symptoms of a hangover after a long night of drinking, do you really know why we get hangover? Here is some useful information of why we get hangovers and what we can do to avoid or recover from them.

Also known medically as Veisalgia, a hangover is a combination of symptoms that one experiences after a recent bout of drinking alcohol. Some of these symptoms include severe headaches, dry mouth, fatigue, and nausea. But where do these symptoms come from? Biologically, the main reason for your hangover is dehydration. The alcohol that you consume helps the body get rid of fluids leaving you severely dehydrated, which is what causes the fatigue, dry mouth, and nausea. Over indulging in alcohol also has a depressing effect on your brain cells which can cause a lack of coordination and dizziness.

But while it may sound completely unfair, some people experience hangovers more severely than others, and there are even some people who don't get hangovers at all! It all boils down to factors like body size, the type of alcohol, how much and how fast the alcohol is being consumed, how much food and water is being consumed during drinking, and even genetics.

Ultimately, the best way to avoid a hangover is to limit how much alcohol you consume, but if you do like to indulge there are ways around it.

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