A hangover is the broad term for various physical and mental symptoms that sometimes occur after alcohol consumption.
The most common hangover symptoms include headaches, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, sensitivity to light and sound, and a general feeling of uneasiness.
There are many other symptoms of hangovers, including:
The severity of a hangover can vary depending on the individual and the amount of alcohol consumed.
The more alcohol you drink, the more likely you are to have a severe hangover.
Some types of alcohol, such as whiskey and red wine, contain chemical byproducts of fermentation called congeners that can contribute to the severity of a hangover.
Generally, women are more susceptible to hangovers than men because they have a higher proportion of body fat and lower levels of the enzyme that metabolizes alcohol called alcohol dehydrogenase.
People who drink regularly may have a higher tolerance for alcohol and therefore may experience less severe hangovers.
Everyone's body metabolizes alcohol differently, some people may be more prone to severe hangovers.
Drinking alcohol can dehydrate the body, which can contribute to the severity of a hangover.
As you get older, you may experience more severe hangovers due to changes in your body's ability to metabolize alcohol.
Not getting enough sleep or poor quality of sleep can exacerbate the symptoms of a hangover.
Overall, it's worth mentioning that drinking too much can lead to many different serious health issues, so it's important to drink responsibly.