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Can drinking water help ease hangover symptoms?

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Drinking water can help with a hangover. Alcohol dehydrates you by boosting the amount of urine your kidneys make. You also lose fluid when you sweat, vomit, or have diarrhea after a night of bingeing. Dehydration causes symptoms like a dry mouth and headache.

After a night of drinking alcohol, drink water before you go to bed. It will curb the effects of the booze in the morning. Another drink of water when you wake up will help keep you hydrated.

From: Is There a Hangover Cure? WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on December 19, 2019

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Addiction: The incidence and severity of hangover the morning after moderate alcohol intoxication."

BMJ: "Interventions for preventing or treating alcohol hangover: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials."

CSIRO: "Pre-pear yourself: have we ended the fruitless search for hangover prevention?"

Die Pharmazie : "Clinical effect of a polysaccharide-rich extract of Acanthopanax senticosus on alcohol hangover."

Food and Chemical Toxicology : "Effect of Korean pear (Pyruspyrifolia cv. Shingo) juice on hangover severity following alcohol consumption."

Food & Function : "Red ginseng relieves the effects of alcohol consumption and hangover symptoms in healthy men: a randomized crossover study."

Harvard Medical School: "7 Steps to cure your hangover," "Drip bar: Should you get an IV on demand?" "How to handle a hangover."

Human Psychopharmacology : "Interventions for treatment and/or prevention of alcohol hangover? Systemic review."

Journal of American Folklore : "A hair of the dog and some other hangover cures from popular tradition."

Journal of Clinical Medicine : "Sleep after heavy alcohol consumption and physical activity levels during alcohol hangover."

Journal of EthnopharmacologyPhyllanthus amarus : " : Ethnomidicinal uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology: A review."

Mayo Clinic: "Hangovers: Diagnosis & Treatment," "Hangovers: Symptoms & causes."

Mount Sinai: "Asian ginseng."

NCCIH: "Asian Ginseng."

NHS: "Hangover Cures."

Pharmaceutical BiologyPhyllanthus amarus : "Effects of PHYLLPRO leaves on hangover symptoms: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study."

UW Medicine: "Will Anything Help Your Horrific Hangover?"

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on December 19, 2019

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