Some people wake up “the morning after the drinking” with a throbbing headache, a sick nauseous stomach and a fluffy tongue. Veisalgia is the little-known medical term for this condition, but the rest of us call it a hangover.
Why is it called a hangover? While some believe it refers to “hanging over” the commode, it would appear more likely that the term refers to the after-shocks of drinking. Consider this: There was a neurosurgeon who showed up in the operation, the morning after an evening of heavy drinking, and even after a "good night’s sleep" was still in no condition to stand up on his feet. And every day at work places across Pakistan, business men, executives, journalist, generals, judges, bureaucrats, lawyers, pilots, politicians and students find themselves hanging over the commode.
So is it possible that, even after “sleeping it off,” when your blood alcohol level is back to zero, you might still not be in full possession of your abilities and skills? The answer is a resounding yes. This article is intended to demystify the phenomenon of the hangover. It will separate myths from facts about this very unpleasant result of harmful drinking. We’ll examine the symptoms, the causes, and briefly review the consequences, of hangover.At the end, we’ll offer information on how to prevent hangovers;we will provide short and snappy guidelines. Of course, the best—and ultimately the only—way to prevent hangover is to keep your drinking within normal range. Getting really drunk, even just once, is once too often. It pays to remember that, no matter what the circumstances, mindless drinking is always in bad taste.
Excessive drinking is on the rise in Pakistan. A lot of people drink mindlessly; especially young people. Based on survey done by Willing Ways, Pakistan we can say that nearly one drinker in every ten suffers from a hangover on regular basis. Indeed, the latest research shows that approximately 3 out of 4 of those who drink mindlessly will have a hangover. One in four of drinkers do not suffer from hangover symptoms after heavy drinking. They enjoy natural immunity.