Proven Remedies and Prevention Tips for a Better Morning

A hangover is the unpleasant aftermath of drinking too much alcohol. Symptoms of a hangover can include headache, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, and sensitivity to light and sound. While there’s no surefire cure for a hangover, there are some things you can do to ease the symptoms and feel better faster. 

  • Rehydrate: Alcohol is a diuretic, which means it causes your body to lose more fluids than it takes in. To combat this, drink water, sports drinks, or coconut water to replenish fluids and electrolytes. 
  • Get some rest: A hangover can leave you feeling tired and groggy, so make sure you get some rest. Try to get a good night’s sleep, or at least take a nap. 
  • Eat something: Eating a healthy meal can help replenish nutrients and give you some energy. Try to eat something that is high in protein and complex carbohydrates. 
  • Take over-the-counter pain relievers: You can take over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen or paracetamol, to help ease headache and muscle aches. It’s important to note that you should avoid taking aspirin as it can increase the risk of stomach bleeding. 
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine: Alcohol and caffeine can dehydrate you further, so avoid them until you start feeling better. 
  • Try natural remedies: Some natural remedies that may provide relief from hangover symptoms include ginger, honey, and vitamin B-6. 
  • Take a shower: Taking a shower can help you feel refreshed and can be a good way to clear your head. 
  • Try to stay active: Even if you don’t feel like it, try to stay active. Going for a walk or doing some light exercise can help you feel better. 
  • Consult a doctor: If your symptoms persist or worsen, it’s always a good idea to consult a doctor, especially if you’re experiencing severe headache, vomiting or high fever. 

It’s important to remember that the best way to avoid a hangover is to drink in moderation. Drinking too much alcohol can lead to dehydration and nutrient deficiencies, which can contribute to the symptoms of a hangover. If you’re going to drink, make sure to stay hydrated, eat a healthy meal, and pace yourself. By following these tips, you’ll be on your way to feeling better in no time. 


About The Author

Dr. Krisca is a highly-educated and skilled physician who has obtained a BS Public Health degree from the University of the Philippines Manila and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the De La Salle Medical Health Sciences Institute. She is a licensed physician and also a Registered Medical Technologist. She has received additional training in Hemodialysis for Non-Nephro Physicians on duty and has completed online courses in related fields like depression in populations from John Hopkins University and positive psychiatry from The University of Sydney. Currently, she is pursuing a Master of International Health in the University of the Philippines. 


Dr. Krisca is known for her outstanding skills and compassionate approach to healthcare that make a positive impact on people’s lives. Through her passion for healthcare, she hopes to make a difference in the world and help people lead healthier, happier lives. 

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