Are there effective hangover medications?
What medicine for a hangover?
Taken in the euphoria of the good atmosphere in the evening, it happens that the glass too many is quickly reached. Unfortunately, excessive alcohol consumption is often paid the next day with a series of unpleasant symptoms, grouped under the famous name "hangover". Between dehydration, fatigue, headaches and nausea, you don't always know what to do to quickly get back on your feet and regain some productivity. In this article, we give you, step by step, the remedies to relieve the symptoms of alcohol.
One of the main disorders caused by alcohol is dehydration , but why does it dehydrate us? Quite simply because it is one of the so-called diuretic substances. This means that it prevents the reabsorption of water into the blood when the latter is filtered at the renal level. The water is therefore found in the bladder, ready to be eliminated, which explains the frequent urge to urinate when you drink. Add to that, potential vomiting if the alcoholic beverage consumption is very consistent as well as an increase in sweating . The combination of these effects therefore leads to significant dehydration, which occurs quickly and causes many symptoms felt the day after the evening: feeling thirsty, muscle cramps, headaches, fatigue and dizziness. To counteract the effects of a hangover, rehydration is essential:
For this, you can opt for water or herbal teas.
But to rehydrate as effectively as possible, it is better to turn to an oral rehydration solution or an isotonic drink:
The Hydratis lozenge has anti-hangover properties. With it, it is possible to concoct your own ultra-hydrating drink by simply dipping one or two tablets in a glass of water. Using a precise content of glucose and sodium , the absorption of water in the digestive tract is maximized allowing rapid and more effective rehydration than a glass of water alone.
It also contains many minerals and trace elements that will fill your electrolyte deficit while contributing to the physiological functioning of the body Designed for its ease of use, Hydratis tablets are contained in airtight tubes that can be transported anywhere to rehydrate at any time. It is then easy to optimize hydration before, during and after alcohol consumption.
Alcohol is also an irritant of the digestive walls. Indeed it increases the degree of acidity of the stomach by promoting the production of gastric acid and digestive enzyme such as gastrin which also contributes to the acidification of the latter. Conversely, blood alcohol levels inhibit the secretion of pepsin, an enzyme involved in the digestion and absorption of food, causing irritation of the intestinal walls.
Its irritating power can cause stomach aches, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting felt the day after excessive alcohol consumption.
· Nothing like betaine citrate, which comes in the form of an effervescent tablet, to find digestive comfort and calm irritation. Its active substance is extracted from beets, it promotes the secretion of bile facilitating digestion and stimulates hepatic metabolism. The fats and alcohol ingested will thus be better metabolized by the body.
Alcohol also has a hypoglycemic effect on the body which is the cause of a good number of inconveniences: trembling , pallor , a feeling of weakness but also slight nausea . In normal situations, when blood sugar levels drop, the liver releases glucose to raise blood sugar levels, but alcohol inhibits this release.
This inhibition occurs for several hours, so hypoglycemia is inevitable.
Refeeding is necessary to raise blood sugar and eliminate the symptoms associated with it:
o It is relevant to consume foods rich in electrolytes to at the same time replenish electrolyte losses: eggs, green vegetables, oilseeds.
o There is also a little trick to make hypoglycemia disappear quickly: accompany your meal with a hypertonic drink (rich in sugar and electrolytes) which helps to raise the blood sugar level, while ensuring a mineral intake and in water.
Once again, the Hydratis pastilles allow you to create a hypertonic drink easily. You just need to dilute 3 to 4 tablets in 500ml of water.
o However, there are foods to avoid in a hangover. It is not advisable to consume fatty or spicy food because the first overloads the liver which must metabolize fats and the second aggravates the irritation of the digestive tract.
One of the most constraining effects of a hangover is undoubtedly the headache it causes. It is the consequence of dehydration associated with the vasodilator effect of alcohol which causes, in other words, a dilation of the blood vessels in the skull. The headache appears when the blood alcohol level decreases because the vasodilator effect disappears, causing a contraction of these vessels .
There are many remedies for headaches:
o Correcting dehydration by increasing water intake relieves headaches, as Dutch researchers have proven in a study . Improve your water assimilation with the help of Hydratis.
o A massage of the temples with a few drops of peppermint essential oil can be very effective in relieving the headache.
o You can take one tablet of ibuprofen during the meal, without exceeding 4g per day and spacing out your doses by 6 hours . This drug is to be taken as a last resort and respecting the number of doses because it can reinforce the irritating effect of alcohol on the gastric level.
o Do not plan to take paracetamol because its metabolism has a deleterious impact on the liver and it is already weakened by alcohol consumption.
Finally, fatigue is characteristic of a hangover because alcohol impacts the sleep cycle. It allows rapid falling asleep but is responsible for a decrease in paradoxical sleep , proven by an American study.
Taking a micro-nap of 15 to 20 minutes is very effective in erasing the effects of fatigue, regaining concentration and productivity. To avoid disturbing the sleep cycle, it is advisable to perform them between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Zinc and manganese are key trace elements against fatigue. The first is a very good antioxidant that ensures the integrity of the body's defense mechanisms. Manganese is also an antioxidant essential for the proper functioning of the brain. These two trace elements, present in the Hydratis lozenges, also help fight the oxidative stress suffered by the cells due to alcohol and fatigue.
If there is no universal medicine against a hangover, Hydratis lozenges still have many beneficial properties against the symptoms caused by alcohol. The Hydratis solution allows you to stay hydrated before, during and after your alcohol consumption, for a hangover-free and more productive tomorrow.