Alcohol: Taking It Slow With Alcoholic Substances

Do you know your body takes about one hour to process 1 unit (10ml) of alcohol? Do you know that drinking alcohol causes dehydration which in turn results to hangover?

When Alcohol is consumed in excess, it results into Hangovers which vary from person to person, but usually involve a headache, nausea, tiredness and dehydration.
The main cause of a hangover is ethanol – which is the alcohol in your drinks. It is a toxic chemical that works in the body as a diuretic, that makes you pee more and you can become dehydrated as a result.

That headache you get?, may come as a result of dehydration and your body’s adjustment to your dropping blood alcohol levels after you have stopped drinking. There is only one sure way to avoid a hangover. Don’t drink.

However, drinking plenty of water or soft drinks in between alcoholic drinks helps avoid dehydration, one of the most prevalent hangover symptoms. #AlcoholAwarenessMonth