The Scripps News Morning Rush program asks Dr. Jill Grimes “What about electrolyte supplements to treat hangovers?” on their New Years Day show.… Read more
Is there any better day to discuss HANGOVERS? Here’s hoping your New Year’s Eve overflowed with more fun than alcohol, but just in case…let’s talk.
What causes hangovers? Well, drinking too much alcohol- duh! But on a physical level, we also know that:
- Alcohol tells the kidneys to make more urine (by turning off the anti-diuretic hormone, for the curious) so yes, this dehydrates your body
- Dehydration (from anything- sweating, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.) can cause headaches and muscle aches, or make you lightheaded (especially when you go from lying down to sitting up, or sitting to standing)
- Alcohol causes your