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Everything You Need to Know About Hangovers

Everything You Need to Know About Hangovers

"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.

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How Hangovers Work

Here's what's going on in your body after a period of heavy drinking.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. The technical term for a hangover is veisalgia. 00:48

  2. An excess of acetaldehyde in the body causes symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. 02:37

  3. 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?

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Are You Better Off With Whiskey, Vodka or Wine?

Some alcohols give worse hangovers than others.

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How to Cure a Hangover

Is it even possible?

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