What Is A Hangover?
Hangover Side Effects
While the symptoms of a hangover differ for everyone, there are some general physical and mental side effects. Physical side effects may include fatigue, thirst, headache, nausea, weakness, sluggishness, vomiting, decreased sleep, stomach pain, sensitivity to light, bloodshot eyes, dizziness, vertigo, sweating, dehydration, tremors, rapid heartbeat, increased blood pressure, and insomnia. Anxiety, depression, loss of concentration, and irritability are some mental and emotional symptoms of a hangover. While these symptoms may be uncomfortable, they can typically be managed at home and are not considered dangerous. If you experience any of the symptoms below, however, you should call your doctor right away. The following serious side effects of a hangover require immediate medical attention:
- Excessive vomiting
- Pale or bluish skin
- Slow or irregular breathing
- Feeling abnormally cold
Some people are more at risk for having intense hangovers than others. In fact, those who are at high risk for getting hangovers are also at high risk for developing an alcohol use disorder. Since alcoholics drink more than others, they are bound to feel more intense side effects after consuming high levels of alcohol.
Do Alcoholics Still Get Hangovers?
Risks of Alcoholism and Addiction
Preventing & Treating Hangovers