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How to Treat HangOver

During fiesta and birthday celebrations, drinking sessions with karaoke on the side is a normal visage of lively households. The celebrant host will always toast a bottle to commemorate the occassion while the guests appreciate the hospitality.

They will drink till the wee hours of the morning if the house owners are kind enough to offer the liquors they keep in the bar or cellar or the friends and relatives who came over are gallant to buy their own supply of beer and brandy. In our case without promoting the brand I prefer, Emperador Light is always on the table.

During and after those events, we will always end up drunk naturally coz while the brandy tastes good during funtime , your head will contradict in the moning or right after you vomit like a baby when you have enough. Yet you still want to drink more as you enjoy the singing and dancing with your family and friends forever.

So while your head is spinning like an earthquake is happening but only in your head, you will collapse and sleep wherever you are. Lucky you if you dont’t fall in the stairs, drainage or in the comfort of the toilet without banging your head to die or have a concussion or hemorrhage as the worst thing you may look for as a sign to stop and get sober the sooner and forget about brandy,whiskey,rum,beer, gin , wine and vodka

So help me God, going back to our problem, how is to cure hangover? Why do I always ask the same question yet I dare to follow the habit that my father used to do when he’s still alive on earth years before he died at 59. I remember one time my friend gave me a paracetamol to counter the headache after cups of coffee. So I always think of taking one whenever I feel nauseous. Lately someone told me to boil Malunggay leaves then drink it to lessen my suffering. While I massage my diaphragm with a rubbing ointment. But before that, I resort to drinking coconut juice, water melon shakes and eating bananas and a loaf of bread as another drunkard referred to eat tasty bread while drinking to let it absorb the acid, though she drank a shot while a piece of bread was stuck at the roof of her mouth so you can imagine what happened next.

According to Mayo Clinic via their website


Time is the only sure cure for a hangover. In the meantime, here are a few things you can do to help yourself feel better:

  • Fill your water bottle. Sip water or fruit juice to prevent dehydration. Resist any temptation to treat your hangover with more alcohol. It’ll only make you feel worse.
  • Have a snack. Bland foods, such as toast and crackers, may boost your blood sugar and settle your stomach. Bouillon soup can help replace lost salt and potassium.
  • Take a pain reliever. A standard dose of an over-the-counter pain reliever may ease your headache. But aspirin can irritate your stomach. And if you regularly drink alcohol to excess, acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) can cause severe liver damage even in doses previously thought to be safe.
  • Go back to bed. If you sleep long enough, your hangover may be gone when you awaken.

Alternative medicine

Proposed alternative remedies for hangovers abound, but studies haven’t found any natural remedies that consistently improve hangover symptoms.

Talk with your doctor before trying any alternative medicine. Keep in mind that natural doesn’t always mean safe. Your doctor can help you understand possible risks and benefits before you try a treatment.

According to Harvard Medical School via their website

Dr. Robert Swift, a researcher at the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Rhode Island, coauthored one of the few review papers on hangovers in 1998. It’s still one of the most frequently cited sources on the topic. The rundown on hangover remedies that follows is based on that review, an interview with Dr. Swift, and several other sources.

1. Hair of the dog. Drinking to ease the symptoms of a hangover is sometimes called taking the hair of the dog, or hair of the dog that bit you. The notion is that hangovers are a form of alcohol withdrawal, so a drink or two will ease the withdrawal.

There may be something to it, says Dr. Swift. Both alcohol and certain sedatives, such as benzodiazepines like diazepam (Valium), interact with GABA receptors on brain cells, he explains. And it’s well documented that some people have withdrawal symptoms from short-acting sedatives as they wear off. Perhaps the brain reacts similarly as blood alcohol levels begin to drop.

Even so, Dr. Swift advises against using alcohol as a hangover remedy. “The hair of the dog just perpetuates a cycle,” he says. “It doesn’t allow you to recover.”

2. Drink fluids. Alcohol promotes urination because it inhibits the release of vasopressin, a hormone that decreases the volume of urine made by the kidneys. If your hangover includes diarrhea, sweating, or vomiting, you may be even more dehydrated. Although nausea can make it difficult to get anything down, even just a few sips of water might help your hangover.

3. Get some carbohydrates into your system. Drinking may lower blood sugar levels, so theoretically some of the fatigue and headaches of a hangover may be from a brain working without enough of its main fuel. Moreover, many people forget to eat when they drink, further lowering their blood sugar. Toast and juice is a way to gently nudge levels back to normal.

4. Avoid darker-colored alcoholic beverages. Experiments have shown that clear liquors, such as vodka and gin, tend to cause hangovers less frequently than dark ones, such as whiskey, red wine, and tequila. The main form of alcohol in alcoholic beverages is ethanol, but the darker liquors contain chemically related compounds (congeners), including methanol. According to Dr. Swift’s review paper, the same enzymes process ethanol and methanol, but methanol metabolites are especially toxic, so they may cause a worse hangover.

5. Take a pain reliever, but not Tylenol. Aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin, other brands), and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may help with the headache and the overall achy feelings. NSAIDs, though, may irritate a stomach already irritated by alcohol. Don’t take acetaminophen (Tylenol). If alcohol is lingering in your system, it may accentuate acetaminophen’s toxic effects on the liver.

6. Drink coffee or tea. Caffeine may not have any special anti-hangover powers, but as a stimulant, it could help with the grogginess.

7. B vitamins and zinc. A study recently published in The Journal of Clinical Medicine evaluated the diets for 24 hours before and after excessive drinking occurred. It was a small study and results were based on the participants saying what they ate. However, they did find that people whose food and beverage consumption contained greater amounts of zinc and B vitamins had less severe hangovers.