Prevention and myths:
- Myth: More alcohol stops hangovers
Doctors say that drinking more alcohol to fix a hangover is merely prolonging the inevitable. Alcohol causes a numbing affect but does not solve the issue.
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- Myth: Eat lots of greasy food
The food you eat after a night of excessive drinking does not necessarily solve a hangover. Eating meals before drinking is a better option.
- Cure: Drink water
Water helps you rehydrate. Alcohol dehydrates the body which leads to hangover symptoms like headaches.
- Prevention: Eat well before drinking
Food helps slow the speed of alcohol absorption. This means that if you have eaten well before drinking, hangover pain may lessen the next day.
- Prevention: Limit alcohol intake
Try your best to pace yourself at parties. Try not to drink more than one drink within an hour and accompany drinks with a glass of water.
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