Everyone at some point in life has suffered a infamous hangoverAlthough the symptoms usually vary in each person, it is a fact that The intensity of it tends to be a quite unpredictable question. Many times drink a glass of wine at dinner, is reason enough to wake up with a terrible headache and there are also other lucky nights when several drinks go unnoticed in our system the next morning.
It is important to mention that we often forget that alcohol is considered a toxic substance for the human organism and although there are various theories about the hangover the next day, science still doesn’t have a full explanation. However, various specialists in medicine such as Ginger hultin, spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and owner of ChampagneNutrition and who testified for an interview with him EatingWell portal: when drinking alcohol, we have introduced a very irritating substance in the body and that is why it has to process and delete it, as part of this process, infallible symptoms as is the case of dehydration. However, there is evidence that indicates the guilty toxin acetaldehyde, which is created when the liver metabolizes and try excrete alcohol of the body.
What happens in the body with a hangover:
1. Increased tiredness and drowsiness
Not all hangovers are the same, there is no doubt that depending on their level of intensity, the body’s energy levels will be affected, up to the next three days! Here’s why a night out can make you never want to drink alcohol again. It has A study made in the Center for Research and Sleep Disorders in Detroit, in which it was found that alcohol hangovers could cause daytime sleepiness and one lower quality of sleep. A hangover is related to a restless night and a feeling of tiredness that persists for the next day or more.
2. Concentration problems
Also derived from the typical feeling fatigued and tired, it is very normal to present concentration problems. There is another research work of the year 2018 and headed by the Duke university associated the hangover from alcohol with memory and attention deficits, what makes it hard enough to stay productive at work or everyday activities the next day.
3. Very thirsty, dehydration
There are many hangover aspects that are related to a increased thirst and certain levels of dehydration. The reason: alcohol is not only toxic, it is also a diuretic, which means that draws water out of our body and dehydrates it. In fact, dehydration is associated with most of the most characteristic hangover symptoms, as is the case with headaches, nausea, vomiting, and dry mouth.
4. Alterations in mood
When we stop drinking alcohol, the body undergoes certain changes. Especially because it is considered a powerful stimulant of the nervous system, in such a way that it is quite recurrent to feel “off.” Alcohol is an important endocrine disruptor, which is responsible for regulate hormonal balance and the production of neurotransmirors such as serotonin and dopamine, alcohol is technically a depressant. In fact it has several studies that confirm the direct and close relationship between alcohol consumption, anxiety, depression, and mood swings. In such a way that that feeling of extreme happiness that can cause the first few drinks of the night, it can take a very sharp turn the next day.
5. Increased inflammation
Alcohol can create a inflammatory response in the body, and the main reason is that it is a very toxic substanceto. According disclosed information by prestigious Mayo Clinic, the immune system can trigger certain responses to inflammation that manifest themselves physically, from skin conditionss, redness, changes in body temperature, even depression, sleep disturbances, loss of interest in daily activities. In addition, important organs such as the kidneys and liver are more likely to become inflamed and suffer alterations in their normal functioning, since they have to work overtime to remove all toxins. This inflammation tends to lead to digestive disorders, as alcohol tends to irritate the intestines and significantly impairs the digestive process. That is why in a hangover day it is very normal to suffer nausea, dizziness and diarrhea.