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Quick Hangover Cure

A hangover is the experience of various unpleasant physiological effects following heavy consumption of alcoholic beverages.
 
The most commonly reported characteristics of a hangover include:
  • Headache,

  • Nausea,

  • Sensitivity to light and noise,

  • Lethargy,

  • Dysphoria,

  • Diarrhea and

  • Thirst, typically after the intoxicating effect of the alcohol begins to wear off.
While a hangover can be experienced at any time, generally speaking a hangover is experienced the morning after a night of heavy drinking. In addition to the physical symptoms, a hangover may also induce psychological symptoms including heightened feelings of depression and anxiety.

Hypoglycemia, dehydration, acetaldehyde intoxication, and glutamine rebound are all theorized causes of hangover symptoms. Hangover symptoms may persist for several days after alcohol was last consumed. Approximately 25-30% of drinkers may be resistant to hangover symptoms.

Dehydration is caused by alcohol's ability to inhibit the effect of anti-diuretic hormone on kidney tubules, which leads to a hyper-osmolar state, which in turn causes shrinking of (by loss of water) the brain cells which causes hangover.

Hangovers are poorly understood from a medical point of view. There is currently no empirically proven mechanism for prevention except reducing the amount of ethanol consumed, or for making oneself sober other than waiting for the body to metabolize ingested alcohol, which occurs via oxidation through the liver before alcohol leaves the body. The most effective way to avoid the symptoms of alcohol induced hangover is to avoid drinking.

However, there are many folk cures that are supposed to help cure a hangover. Many of them will help you cope by replenishing the vitamins and liquid you lost over night, while some like avoiding caffeine are very important to a quicker recovery. There is no one size fits all cure, find what works for you but the list below is a good place to start.
  • Sleep. Rest is your best friend at this point to give your body a recover.


  • Oral rehydration Solutions is another helpful remedy to overcome or prevent dehydration.

  • Hangover cures need determination to exercise not very hard, but running on a treadmill with a few push ups can actually help. The sweating induced by exercise followed by a good hydrating drink can cure hangover.


  • Orange juice is one of the commonest techniques to cure hangover. It rehydrates the body and supplies good dose of vitamin C to counter the feeling of nausea. Combine this with toast of bread and boiled eggs for a healthy enriching breakfast.


  • Ginger tea alleviates nausea cold and cough but then it has another advantage as it aids to minimize hangover headache. It can alleviate typical head splitting headaches and also helps the stomach to digest alcohol faster without causing cramps.


  • Vitamin drinks loaded with water soluble vitamins like B and C gets absorbed quickly and works to eradicate the hangover. Just ensure to grab a low sugar supplement.

  • Over the counter pain killers like aspirin are excellent for relieving the pain and discomfort induced by hangover.


  • Strong cup of coffee as caffeine increases the blood pressure to help the body to metabolize alcohol faster providing relief from drowsiness and headache.


  • Get hold of any granulated antacid as they have sodium bicarbonate to neutralize the excess acidity caused by excess alcohol consumption.

  • Banana is a preventive measure better than cure. Have a few bananas before heading for bar as potassium in banana and the carbohydrate has a rehydrating & coating effect on the intestine respectively helping you to recover faster from after effects.


Eat protein at every meal, including breakfast.
Eliminate wheat- and flour-based products for the time being.
Reduce starch to one portion a day, and don't eat that portion during your evening meal.
Apples, pears, plums and berries all are good choices. Bananas are not.
Reduce or eliminate dairy for the time being, especially cow's milk.
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