I will never ever drink again! So says anyone who has ever woken up with a hammering headache and a stomach rolling around like an old trainer in a washing machine. The first piece of advice is, if you feel like being sick do so. Vomiting is the body’s way of riding itself of toxins. Avoid paracetamol which can harm your liver if you’ve been drinking. To reduce a horrible hangover, try the tips below. As for brave resolution….well, if you do drink again take steps to limit the alcohol’s impact on your system.
Steps for fast relief:
• As soon as you wake up drink 2 large glasses of water to undo the dehydration.Alcohol reduce the amount of water in your body,so re-hydrate it aim to 10-12 glass water a day and also it remove impurity from stomach.
• Have a large glass of grapefruit, orange or tomato juice. Fruit juice contains the simple sugar fructose, which speeds up the metabolism of alcohol.
• If you drink coffee, have a cup or two as soon as possible. Caffeine is a vasoconstrictor, meaning it narrows the swollen blood vessels in your head. Just don’t go overboard. Like alcohol, caffeine is a diuretic and if you drink too much you’ll become even more dehydrated.
• Lemon juice,as you wake up you can take take lemon juice it helps to balance your sugar level in blood.Add 2-3 teaspoon lemon juice in warm water and a teaspoon honey rich in fructose stir and drink it 3-4 times a day.
• Once you overcome the queasiness make yourself a nice bowl of hot chicken soup or stock. Either will help to replace the salt and potassium the body loses when you’ve been drinking.
• A banana milkshake is an especially good way to replace potassium and other nutrients lost during a night of heavy drinking. Mix ½ cup of milk with a banana and 2 teaspoon of honey in a blender and drink up. Banana is a good source of potassium, which is lost in urine. And honey is rich in fructose.
• If you feel well enough, eat a light meal fresh fruit, toast and honey. Fruit and honey are good sources of fructose. Save the bacon and eggs for another day.
You had too much to drink last night. Your head is pounding. You’re drenched in sweat. Maybe you feel shaky or anxious too. What’s happening? The alcohol in your system has left you dehydrated and depleted of minerals. It’s also caused the blood vessels in your head to dilate, that accounts for the headache. Finally alcohol makes your blood abnormally acidic (a condition called acidosis), which causes nausea and sweating.
Although your instinct might be to stay in bed you’re better off if you can go for light run,walk,it will boost endorphin. Drinking alcohol reduce the endorphin in your body,which is a natural painkiller and also increase metabolism of alcohol.Heavy drinking of alcohol decrease the endorphin level.
The power of prevention:
• If you’re off to a social occasion where alcohol will be served eat something- ideally something a bit greasy before you go. Fatty substances help to coat the intestines, slowing down the absorption of alcohol. Slow absorption means less chance of inebriation- and a smaller chance of developing a hangover the following day.
• If you drink spirits, choose vodka or gin over whiskey, rum or brandy and white wine over red. Clear spirits such as vodka don’t contain congeners- naturally occurring compounds that contribute to morning after nausea and headache. White wine contains fewer congeners than red wine.
• Drink slowly. Your body burns alcohol at a regular rate of roughly 30ml and hour. Give it more time to burn that alcohol and less will reach your brain.
• Alternate alcoholic drinks with sparkling water, fruit juice or other alcohol free drinks.
Should I call the doctor?
Even without treatment a hangover should last for no more than 24 hours. If you’re still feeling bad after that, call a doctor. If you can’t remember what happened while you were drinking or if you get hangovers on a regular basis, you may have a drinking problem. Call your doctor to discuss treatment options.