How to treat an industrial music festival’s worst hangover
Posted On June 10, 2021
The worst hangovers are usually mild, but the effects of alcohol and other drugs can be much worse than expected, according to a new study.
Alcohol is known to cause the most severe hangovers, according the study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
It also has been linked to serious health issues, including stroke, heart attack and death.
The authors, all researchers at the University of Florida, looked at a sample of more than 12,000 alcoholics from a large network of public houses in the United States.
They found that the alcoholics had a significantly lower risk of developing heart disease, strokes and death than those who did not consume alcohol, but they were also more likely to develop an alcohol-related condition.
The study found that while a person’s risk of death and serious health problems from alcohol-induced conditions such as heart attack or stroke increases the more alcohol he or she consumed, it does not always translate to a higher risk of those conditions in the long term.
The research, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health, was published online last week in the journal BMJ Open.
Researchers looked at data from more than 13,000 people who had died of alcohol-associated illnesses between 1990 and 2011.
They analyzed the alcohol-dependent’s health records and recorded symptoms of their alcohol-caused illnesses from the onset of the symptoms to when they died.
The researchers looked at four indicators of alcohol dependence: alcohol consumption, alcohol-impaired driving, drinking in public places, and drinking in private places.
The most common problems in the study included anxiety, panic attacks, hallucinations, and social withdrawal.
Alts were the most prevalent of all the symptoms in the group, according a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Altics had more severe problems including anxiety, hallucinations and social withdrawals.
Dr. Michael E. Mott, one of the authors of the study and professor of medicine at the UF College of Medicine, said the results could be a warning sign of an alcohol problem.
“I don’t think we know what the mechanism is yet, but it could be an indication that you are going to have a lot of chronic problems,” he said.
“And if you are not going to get help for it, you could go into some type of relapse.”
He said it was important to look at the data carefully because it might not mean anything, but added that alcoholics need help for their health.
“It could be that the problem isn’t just alcohol, it could have been alcohol-specific or the problem is alcohol related,” he added.
Dr Mott said it is also important to recognize the potential for an alcohol hangover to worsen as a person ages.
“We know that the incidence of alcohol use disorder increases with age and also with a host of other problems that are associated with aging,” he explained.
“So, if you have a hangover and you get that hangover, you might not get the benefit of treatment.
You might just get worse, and the hangover might get worse.
So, it’s important to get the hangovers under control.”
He added that it could also be that a person with a chronic alcohol problem might not know what to do.
“There are some things that you can do to help manage alcohol use,” he noted.
“You can change your drinking habits and get yourself into better health.”
Dr Mett and his colleagues said they hope their findings will help improve public health policy and provide more information about alcoholics and the risk factors that lead to hangovers.
“Our hope is that by sharing the research and sharing it with people, we can get more information and help people understand the risk,” he told ABC News.