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Hangover

Alternate Names : Acute Alcohol Intoxication

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

A hangover is the set of symptoms caused by excessive alcohol intake.

What is going on in the body?

Someone who has a hangover has usually consumed a large amount of alcohol in the previous 24 hours. Most times, the alcohol also dehydrates the person. Some sleep deprivation is common. Alcohol intoxication can cause a simple lack of sleep or a disturbance in proper sleep patterns. Hangovers can cause a wide range of symptoms.

What are the causes and risks of the disease?

Drinking alcohol is nearly always the cause of a hangover. Some alcoholic drinks are more likely to lead to hangovers. These include cognac, wine, champagne, brandy, and some whiskeys. Drinking on an empty stomach, having a low percentage of body fat, or being small in size, can also make a hangover more likely. There is a significant risk of death from alcohol poisoning if individuals drink too much too fast or ignore the symptoms of a hangover and continue drinking.


   

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Hangover: Symptoms & Signs

Author: James Broomfield, MD
Reviewer: Lisa Sterling, PharmD
Date Reviewed: 07/27/01



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