Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by LCII, Aug 11, 2009.
Youuuuuu are looking for a serious scientific explanation or a lay-man variety "that's what alcohol does" type of answer?
Its because you dranked too much.
The root cause of all hangovers is, of course, drinking alcohol. If you drink enough and end up with a hangover, it means you've ingested more alcohol than your body can metabolize efficiently. The toxins in alcohol build up in your body and make you feel sick. A chief culprit is a chemical called acetaldehyde. This is an alcohol by-product that research suggests may cause the worst of your hangover symptoms.
Congeners are another cause of hangovers. These are impurities created during the fermentation process in some types of alcohol. Low quality wines and many dark liquors tend to have high levels of congeners. The rule of thumb is the darker your drink, the worse the hangover. Hungover.net's Pain-O-Meter has an amusing list of hangover-inducing alcoholic beverages.
Dehydration is both a cause and a symptom of hangovers. Alcohol is a diuretic, which means it increases urination. The more alcohol you drink, the more water your body loses. Your liver and kidneys need water to process the alcohol, so when you lose water, your body struggles to rid itself of toxins.
The best cure for a hangover is prevention. If you insist on imbibing, be more careful about your intake. Drink no more than one drink per hour. Remember that light-colored drinks will hurt you less. Drink water while you drink alcohol. Having food in your stomach is a good idea because it slows the absorption of alcohol by your body.
Many hangover cures are just old wives' tales. Drinking more alcohol (known as the "hair of the dog") won't help. It simply postpones the inevitable. Caffeinated drinks like coffee are diuretics, so avoid them if you're hung-over. Eating fruits and vegetables can help replenish the nutrients you've lost. Hungover.net recommends B vitamins. Many sources advise against taking acetaminophen (a.k.a. Tylenol) because it could damage your liver if mixed with alcohol. Ibuprofen painkillers are considered a better choice.
Other classic remedies include sports drinks like Gatorade and sugary food and drink. Tomatoes figure prominently in hangover cures, from Bloody Marys to V8 to Italian food. Some swear that exercise (even sex!) is a great way to get the blood pumping and move toxins out of the body. The amino-acid supplement cysteine may help your liver break down alcohol, too.
Medical research has shown that what you really need to get rid of a hangover is restful time for your body to heal. Plenty of water will help you feel better. Just remember to take it easy at the bar, and try to avoid problems next time.
Every 2-3 beers...drink a glass of water. You might have to pee alot but you wont wake up with a hangover. I love to drink a good tequila. This past New Years, I shared a bottle with my neighbors father. We talked and drank until 6 in the morning. He was laughing because I would stop every 30 mins and have some water. I woke up the next morning to his wifes Menudo and he couldnt move.
hmm.... never heard of that happening before. it's probably head aids. sorry.
Before you go to bed....
That's the worst kind. Sorry OP. You're going to DIE!
Looks like someone had a brain freeze!! Oh oh - spaghettios!!
The only thing I've found to get rid of a hangover is exercise and water. It sucks for the first half hour but once you sweat out the toxins you will be feeling good.
Your dehydrated as meantioned above...drink water or Gatorade!!!
Are you talking about your head hurting the next morning? Of having a headache just a few minutes after you stop drinking?
May a pair of cowboys tied you up to a fence post, dropped your pants and let a calf proceed to get its "milk" from the "teet?"
Oh, that's just your brain leaking out from your ears. No need to worry. Eventually, you'll just run out of brains, and it won't hurt anymore.
She get it pop it lock it drop it,
That birthday cake.
Yeah, she cooked for us.
This is the worst advice! Acetaminophen + alcohol is really bad for you liver. Take Advil instead...
This is one the best single lines in Clutchfans history (when taken out of context.)
"I have woken to the sweet Menudo of hundreds of weeemun."