Headache, upset stomach, achy, fatigued, and just feel like crap?
As a web surfer you have probably seen numerous ads for hangover cures. Some recommend vitamin B, aspirin, antacids or coffee as remedies. Businesses have combined these and other ingredients into various concoctions to relieve the above symptoms.
Sorry, experts say theses “cures” are all bogus. Only time cures a hangover.
The New York Daily News reports that “combining alcohol with aspirin can irritate the stomach, and that using alcohol with acetaminophen over the long term can damage the liver, according to Columbia University Health Services' Go Ask Alice Web site.”
Vitamin B is thought to reduce tiredness, but no studies have shown that it cures a hangover.
While antacids are generally harmless, alcohol left over in your body may actually make them less effective at relieving nausea, the Alice site says. And while coffee may help with headaches and pep you up, it can upset your stomach and worsen the dehydration caused by alcohol.
Dr. Howard Worman, is an associate professor of medicine, anatomy and cell biology at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, who specializes in alcohol's effects on the liver.
According to the Daily News, this is Dr. Worman advice:
"Probably the most important cure is preventive: Don't drink too much," Worman says. "People should always drink in moderation and not put themselves or anyone else in danger. If you're going to get that sick, you're going to feel it the next day, and there's not too much you can do about it."Who knew? Must be great to be an expert. Bottom line - you’re going to have to tough it out.