Hangover Symptoms and Treatment

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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.

It is caused by having exceeded the body's capacity to eliminate alcohol, most notably in terms of liver function.

Symptoms and Treatment of a Hangover

Symptoms of a hangover can include severe headache, dry mouth, intense thirst, vertigo, severe fatigue, nausea, and sometimes vomiting.


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 when experiencing a hangover.

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