Yoram Yasur Blume | Hangovers are almost the worst “punishment” we can suffer after a good night of fun.
The problem is when the hangover lasts for at least two days and causes a mess in your life.
If this is your case, the first thing you should know to keep you from this to happen is to take action fast.
Keep reading the tips… Why is this happening to you?
# 1 You have not hydrated enough.
Alcohol is a potent diuretic and too much can cause you to be dehydrated. This, plus the loss of fluids and electrolytes, reduces the rate at which your body is detoxified.
What can you do?. To avoid dehydration it is best to combine during the party a glass of alcohol with one of water.
And the next day drink coconut water and a little bit of salt (it helps against loss of electrolytes).
# 2 You have bowel problems.
About 70 to 80% of your immune system is in your gut, so when you drink much you damage the good bacteria found in it and your defenses are weakened. This causes your body take longer to recover from a hangover.
What can you do? Protect your bowel every day. Includes foods rich in probiotics, such as yogurt or fermented products.
# 3 You really have not slept well.
Sleep is a good way to counter the hangover symptoms, but for it to work it must be a restful sleep.
And often you do not succeed because the presence of alcohol in your body prevents you to reach the deeper stages of sleep.
What can you do? Try to practice some light exercise that allows you sweat the alcohol and put your body in a state of standby.
Perform yoga positions they can be your best option in these situations.
# 4 You drank dark booze.
The darker alcohol contains more congeners, some biologically active compounds are identified as causing long hangovers.
What can you do? Stay away from cognac, red wine, rum, whiskey, white wine, gin, vodka and Russian ethanol. Choose to consume, especially if it will be in large quantities, white wine, vodka or gin.
# 5 You are sensitive to alcohol (and you don’t know it).
Beer has yeast mixers that are high in sugar and wine it contains sulfites, your body may be intolerant to all these things without your knowledge. And sometimes symptoms appear until 24 or 48 hours later.
What can you do?
Take time to evaluate the drinks you consume and try to identify whether hangovers are worse when you take certain types of alcohol or do combinations.
Know and avoid them will help in future cases.
“Remember that excessive drinking can cause you not only hangovers, but several health problems, so try not to overdo.”
And before any abnormality, go with a specialist doctor for help.