Which one of the following does NOT help in relieving a hangover?
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Whilst there is no proven "cure" for a hangover, sipping on plenty of water and getting rest and sleep helps relieve it and cope with it. However while drinking coffee may alleviate that splitting headache for a short while, once the caffeine wears off, it will increase the intensity of your hangover by further dehydrating your body.
Smoking cigarettes makes hangovers worse
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Smoking before drinking can potentially increase the chances of getting a hangover besides also aggravating the intensity of the hangover. In fact, cigarette consists of acetaldehyde- a chemical that is also there in alcohol and that shows a high positive correlation with hangovers.
Women have higher risks of hangover than men
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Women have lesser body water percentage because they have more fat as compared to men who have more muscles (which are mostly made of water). Since hangovers are exacerbated by dehydration and loss of body water content, women achieve higher levels of intoxication and hence, worse hangovers as well, compared to men.
Which of these symptoms are related to a bad hangover?
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The signs and symptoms of a hangover generally start once the drinker's body alcohol levels drop considerably, typically the morning after a night of heavy alcohol intake, and may include all the above-mentioned symptoms. There can be other related symptoms like decreased ability to concentrate, rapid heartbeat, dizziness, and mood disturbances as well.
Carbonated beverages make hangovers worse
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Surprisingly, soft drinks can effectively combat a hangover as they break down the chemical found in alcohol that causes the hangover (acetaldehyde) into acetate thus helping you recover.