As many people prepare to celebrate New Years, some donâ??t prepare for the morning after, which for the most part include a hangover. Dr. Justin Puckett from Complete Family Medicine stopped by the set of Good Morning Heartland to tell us how to avoid those pesky hangovers. WATCH VIDEO to learn more.
Question: What causes a hang-over?
Question: What are the common hangover symptoms?
Question: Is there anything people can do to prevent a hangover?
Question: What about after?
Question: Are there any differences in women and men when drinking?
Yes, men can generally drink more with fewer problems than women, as women have less body water to dilute the alcohol.
Question: What are some signs or symptoms that might alert someone that the problem is more than just a hangover?
Alcohol poisoning is a life-threatening emergency. Symptoms include:
It's easy to blow off these symptoms as the price of partying hard, but if you see someone vomit multiple times or pass out after drinking heavily, thereâ??s a risk of severe dehydration or brain damage. Call 911.
MYTH: Hangovers Are No Big Deal.
FACT: Heavy drinking rocks the central nervous system. It tinkers with brain chemicals -- leading to headache, dizziness, and nausea -- and sends you running to the bathroom so often you become dehydrated. The morning-after price can include a pounding headache, fatigue, cotton mouth, queasy stomach -- and a weakened immune system.
If you find it hard to resists alcohol, or ever time you drink you go to excess, you may need to talk to your healthcare professional about your drinking habits. If you have trouble quitting on your own, your doctor can help.
Dr. Justin Puckett, DOComplete Family Medicine
1611 S. Baltimore St.
Kirksville, MO. 63501