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Best ways to cure a hangover – 4 things to do before bed and in the morning


After you drink alcohol your body is dehydrated so it produces hormones that make your kidney hold on to water.

This increases your blood pressure and can give you a headache, one of the worst symptoms of a hangover.

The TikToker explained: “Your liver is also actively trying to break down the alcohol from last night, creating chemicals called thromboxanes in the process.

“It’s this increase in thromboxanes that leads to flu-like symptoms like nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.

“When you drink alcohol you also get dehydrated and lose electrolytes which can lead to a headache in the morning.”

To solve this problem, Octavian recommends drinking plenty of water with salt or electrolytes before, during and after the party to rehydrate and prevent or stop a headache.

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Is it a hangover or do you have coronavirus? The key difference between the two

Hangovers can be dreadful and cause you to consider whether or not you’ve contracted coronavirus when out for drinks. The only way to know you’ve got coronavirus for sure is to take a test, but there are ways to differentiate between a bad hangover and COVID-19. Express.co.uk chatted to LloydsPharmacy Pharmacist Anshu Kaura to find out how to tell if you’ve just had one too many and haven’t caught coronavirus.
The easing of lockdown restrictions means more of us are drinking alcohol in excess again.

If you’ve recently overdone it at the pub after a long stretch of not drinking during the lockdown, you’re bound to have a terrible hangover.

But, it can be confusing to be greeted by severe grogginess and a splitting headache after spending time with a room full of people indoors… is it Covid or is it just a handover?

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Hangovers happen as a result of dehydration, and their symptoms reflect that.

Mr Kaura explained: “Alcohol is a diuretic, which means it makes you urinate more often. Because of this, it is much easier to become dehydrated both during and after drinking which in turn results in dizziness, thirst and a splitting headache.

“Additionally drinking alcohol limits the production of sugar in the body – low blood sugar is associated with fatigue and dizziness.

“Alcohol can also cause irritation and increase acid production in the digestive system, which can, in turn, speed up or slow down the passage your food follows through the gastrointestinal tract, which can result in nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea.”

However, sometimes a hangover can make you feel lethargic and experience hot flashes… symptoms also linked with COVID-19.

Mr Kaura said: “Where the confusion can creep in is sometimes people experiencing a hangover can feel lethargic and experience hot flashes, which could be confused with one of the main symptoms of COVID-19 – a high temperature”.

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The key difference between the two

The symptoms may seem similar at first, but the main difference is how long you feel rough for.

Mr Kaura explained: “Symptoms of a hangover will usually get better as the day progresses but if you are unsure about your symptoms and are worried it could be COVID-19, you must follow government guidelines.

“As soon as possible, get yourself a PCR test to check your symptoms and self-isolate until you get your test results back.

“Moving forward, it’s always a good idea to regularly check yourself for COVID-19 so aim to take a free rapid COVID-19 test every three to four days. You can easily pick these up at your local pharmacy or order online.”

If it turns out you are just hungover, there’s little you can do to immediately cure the symptoms.

Mr Kaura said:: “Hangover cures are usually a myth but there are a few simple things to try and do to avoid one and, if you do have one, ease the discomfort.

“The main way to deal with a hangover involves rehydrating your body.

“In my opinion, the best time to rehydrate is just before going to sleep, so try to drink a glass of water before bed.

“However if you can’t do this, try to drink little and often throughout the day.

“For some, a bad tummy can play havoc the next day so if you’re experiencing diarrhoea – the LloydsPharmacy Rehydration Treatment Sachets can help with replacing fluids and body salts lost through diarrhoea”.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Health Feed
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How to stop feeling sick after drinking: 4 proven hangover cures

Bouillon soup

Ever heard of Bouillon soup? Well, it might just be your new favourite hangover fix.

Bouillon soup can be made from potatoes, plantains, sweet potatoes, spinach, watercress, cabbage, celery, and sliced meat.

The word Bouillon comes from an old French word that means “liquid in which something has been boiled”.

If you don’t like the sound of this, get some bouillon stock cubes and add them into the dish you’re making or use it as the base for a yummy soup or sauce.

The NHS site explains that a thin, vegetable-based broth like this is a “good source of vitamins and minerals, which can top up depleted resources.”

This soup is also really easy for the stomach to digest, so if you’re feeling a bit weak and sensitive you’ll still be able to hold this down.

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How to get rid of a hangover – the four tips you'll need this bank holiday

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Health Feed

May 3 will provide people with their first extended weekend since Easter. For many, this is the first time they will have to test the latest pared-back lockdown. Open pubs will attract legions of spring drinkers to their outside seating who may end up needing the extra day to nurse a hangover.

How do you get rid of a hangover?

Questions of how to eliminate a hangover have persisted for centuries, and the term first appeared in English vocabulary during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

People have drawn up a host of wild treatments over the years, but some have more proven benefits than others.

Express.co.uk has found four which doctors and health officials claim to alleviate alcohol withdrawal.

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Drink soothing tea

Caffeinated drinks, including coffee and some teas, are also diuretic and cause further dehydration.

But a hot drink will help upset stomachs, making fruit teas an ideal replacement.

Ginger tea will have many benefits for the stomach, as will anything else with the root at its base.

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