‘Fun and frolic with alcoholics’ – this is how many people are going to celebrate their New Year’s Eve. But, with what they would start their first day of 2011 could be hangover. So, don’t go deep into the celebration spirit to have a terrible New Year morning.
Hangover is characterized by headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, thirst, dizziness, lessened ability to focus and sensitivity to light and sound.
There are some myths associated with boozing off, which people should get rid of. New Scientist has thrown light on some misconceptions regarding alcohol that offer no credibility. Some of such myths are – mixing different alcoholic drinks increases hangover effect, absinthe lands one into delusions, coffee helps getting rid of hangover and alcohol hits faster when taken with a straw.
The best way to not get affected with hangover is to drink moderately. One should avoid taking dark alcoholic drinks as they cause more hangover.
Dr. Andrew Yacht, Director of the division of general medicine put forwarded some recommendations that can help reducing the probability of hangover. He suggested eating something before starting drinking. Taking water, juice or other non-caffeinated drinks in between the alcohol drinking session dampens the effects of alcohol, so it should be followed. And, it’s always better to take small amounts of alcohol.
"The worst thing you can do is drink more alcohol. It doesn't help and it's only enhancing the existing toxicity and making dehydration worse”, said Yacht.