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Myths about hangovers

29 May | 0 Comments | By Rachael

As the sun goes down, it is quite natural for the senses to start tickling for a shot. People in the spirit of celebration often fail to count the number of drinks that has gone down. The feeling of drinking surges more than ever when the night turns lovely, dark and deep with lively music and amazing company. However, it is only in the morning that one realizes the impact of gulping down too many drinks the night before.

Of all the addictive substances, alcohol is one of the widely accepted means of celebration. And because of its legitimate identity and easy availability, it is being abused by people of all age groups. The feeling of a hangover is nothing less than the feelings experienced during rock mining, where someone is continuously hammering to break down a rock. The aftereffects of a hangover, such as constant headache, dry mouth, concentration problem, nausea, anxiety, gastrointestinal complaints, etc., are capable of disrupting one’s daily life largely.

Usually, both friends and family members offer a range of advice to a person grappling with the problem of a hangover. However, it is essential to distinguish the truth versus myths surrounding the feeling of hangover.

  • Myth: Hangovers are no big deal

Fact: Heavy or binge drinking can affect the central nervous system (CNS). Alcohol by suppressing the brain’s neurotransmitters leads to headache, dizziness and nausea. Other repercussions of hangovers include a pounding headache, fatigue, dry mouth, queasy stomach and dehydration.

  • Myth: Alcohol induces good sleep

Fact: Since alcohol suppresses the CNS, it causes drowsiness. A large number of evidences suggest that alcohol does not let one sleep well. A person under the influence of alcohol tends to spend less time in the rapid eye movement (REM) cycles and wakes up more often.

  • Myth: Hangovers are gender-blind

Fact: Different people have different coping mechanism in their bodies toward alcohol or other substances. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking that brings blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels to 0.08 g/dL. This occurs after four drinks for women and five drinks for men in two hours. But, alcohol can affect both men and women equally with any exceptions. So, one should be careful to not go crazy over free drinks next time.

  • Myth: Pop pain relievers before bed

Fact: Over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers can be really harmful and may lead to liver damage, particularly when taken in combination with alcohol. So, one should not take a painkiller to avoid having a hangover the next day because there is always a chance of alcohol poisoning due to the mixture of a drug and alcohol.

  • Myth: Hangover gets cured by morning

Fact: More alcohol in the morning does not cure a hangover or postpone it. Instead, it may lead to the deadly downfall of the person by inciting the problem of addiction.

  • Myth: Coffee is the cure

Fact: Although coffee can speed up the metabolism process and thus help in processing alcohol, one has the increased chance of witnessing the problem of dehydration and worsening of a hangover by consuming a lot of coffee. Some of the studies also suggest that coffee-plus-hangover is a recipe for bad decision-making.

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Alcohol causes several diseases that lead to more than 88,000 deaths in the U.S. every year, as highlighted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Approximately 9,967 deaths contributed to alcohol-impact driving in 2014.  There are no safe limits of drinking alcohol as it has the potential to cause severe damages to the brain. It is important to seek a holistic detox program so that withdrawal symptoms can be effectively managed under clinically controlled conditions. Moreover, detoxification helps in removing all the toxins accumulated in the body due to long-term use of alcohol

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