Why Wine Causes a Hangover and How to Handle It?

What You Should Know about a Hangover?

A hangover refers to the experiences of various uncomfortable physiological and psychological effects that occur after consumption of alcohol such as wine, beer and distilled spirits. They last for more than 24 hours depending on how much was consumed.

Symptoms of hangover are; headache drowsiness, inability to concentrate, dry mouth, fatigue, dizziness, loss of appetite, depression, anxiety [1], irritability, hyper-excitability, light sensitivity and gastrointestinal distress (vomiting and diarrhea). Symptoms of hangover start to show after the effect of the toxicity begins to wear of.

The causes of hangover are not fully understood, but there are several factors related with it. These factors include accumulation of acetaldehyde, changes in the immune system, glucose metabolism, dehydration, metabolic acidosis, increased cardiac output, vasodilation, sleep deprivation and malnutrition, altered prostaglandin synthesis and malnutrition. In this article I will be talking about why wines give hangover (causes) and how they can be controlled.