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By Pall Mall Medical,

Banging headache, feeling nauseous, and sensitive to light and sound? Sounds like you partied a little too hard last night and now you’re suffering the effects of a rather nasty hangover. 

You can’t totally get rid of a hangover, but you can certainly lessen the effects. Here’s our top tips on how:\


1). Fluids

Alcohol is a diuretic which means it causes you to urinate more than usual. This means that it’s likely your body will become dehydrated throughout the night. This dehydration is one of the main reasons why you wake up feeling a little worse for wear the next day.

To combat this, try to drink lots of water and electrolytes throughout the day and fresh juice filled with Vitamin C the next morning.


2). Ginger

Ginger can give fast relief by assisting in the digestion of alcohol. This means it can help to soothe the stomach and the nausea that typically comes with a hangover. Try putting ginger in hot water or if you’re feeling brave enough – a ginger puree shot can do the world of good.



3). Nap

Although over-sleeping can make you feel worse, being tired can worsen the effects of a hangover. Try to have a short 20-30 minute nap to allow the brain to flush out lymphatic fluid burdened by alcohol metabolism.


4). Food

Eating is the best way to replace the vitamins and minerals that your body has lost as it’s worked hard to process the alcohol you’ve drank. Opt for vitamin B-rich food like wholemeal toast, eggs, tomatoes and mushrooms.


5). Avoid Caffeine

A coffee or tea might seem like a good idea when you first wake up, but, caffeine can actually be a bad idea on a hangover and will only make your dehydration worse. Go for an orange juice filled with Vitamin C instead.



Always drink in moderation. Drinking alcoholic beverages has no net benefit to health and could be addictive. For a range of private tests, scans and advice from GP's or specialist Consultants, please give us a call on 0330 058 4455 or email

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