A hangover is a popular term used to describe a series of unpleasant symptoms experienced when waking up after having consumed large quantities of alcohol the night before. These symptoms can include severe headaches
, dry mouth, intense thirst, vertigo
, severe fatigue
, nausea, and sometimes vomiting. It is caused by having exceeded the body's capacity to eliminate alcohol, notably in terms of liver function
. With some paracetamol, water, and a fair amount of patience, a hangover can resolve itself, with the added optional treatments of antiemetic drugs
to counteract nausea, and antispasmodic
medication. It is also advisable to eat light meals in these cases.