With alcohol there is always a risk of falling into a vicious circle. A person gets drunk, wakes up with a hangover, drinks again to relieve unpleasant symptoms … This can go on for days and even weeks. You can stop this with the help of folk methods and medicines – there are plenty of both. What to choose?
A suitable remedy for a hangover should be chosen based on how long a person’s drinking lasted, said narcologist and psychiatrist Alexei Lunkov.
If you have gone over once and do not feel very good in the morning, your task is to replenish the water and electrolyte balance and give the body the necessary vitamins and minerals. The brine will help in this, but not vinegar. It just has everything you need to make the hangover go as smoothly as possible.
If you are not a fan of homemade preparations and you don’t have brine (unlike a hangover), you can make a saline solution. But whipping plain water is pointless – you will only earn edema and load the cardiovascular system even more, the doctor warned.
When the binge lasted more than three days, heavy artillery would have to be brought in. Firstly, it makes sense to completely refuse food for one to three days, the doctor advised. The body after such a spree is poisoned, so it is difficult for him to digest food.
Simultaneously with fasting, the narcologist recommended giving an enema twice a day – in the morning and in the evening. According to him, such a bowel cleansing will not only relieve a hangover, but also remove cravings for alcohol.
Folk methods are definitely not suitable for people with diabetes, bronchial asthma, atherosclerosis and overweight, Lunkov added. For them, as well as all adherents of traditional medicine, there are special preparations. First of all, these are vegetative stabilizers to reduce pressure and acetylsalicylic acid, which thins the blood.
And if the binge is very heavy, then you can’t do without a doctor. He will conduct detoxification therapy, the narcologist told the publication.
By the way, the consumption of strong alcohol in Russia increased by 7.5% over the year. On average, a person accounted for 6.8 liters of alcohol per year. Sales of vodka, cognac and whiskey increased in most regions, but the leaders were residents of the north of the country.