"I'm never drinking again." So says everyone suffering from a hangover after a particularly alcohol-heavy evening. And that's certainly a sure way to prevent yourself from feeling the exhaustion, headaches and general crumminess that accompany a hangover. Another approach is to understand your enemy -- once you get what a congener is, for example, you may be less anxious to pick up that whiskey.
Everything You Need to Know About Hangovers
How Hangovers Work
Here's what's going on in your body after a period of heavy drinking.
Key Facts In This Video
The technical term for a hangover is veisalgia. 00:48
An excess of acetaldehyde in the body causes symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. 02:37
Drinking red wines and dark liquors increases the likelihood of a severe hangover. 03:50
The Science of Hangovers
What is in alcohol that makes it so hard to handle?
Are You Better Off With Whiskey, Vodka or Wine?
Some alcohols give worse hangovers than others.
How to Cure a Hangover
Is it even possible?
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