How do other illnesses affect hangovers?

Hangovers can occur with many other illnesses. People with heart disease and a hangover are at risk for severe complications, including death. People who experience hangovers are more likely to suffer from mental illnesses such as depression. People who are at increased risk for developing alcoholism may also have more frequent and more severe hangovers than those who are not at risk. Check with your doctor before consuming alcohol if you are taking medications for other illnesses (e.g., beta-blockers, antihistamines, diabetes medications), as there are many drugs that shouldn't be mixed with alcohol.

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Alcohol & Health

Alcohol & Health

Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol daily, such as one to two 12-ounce beers or 5-ounce glasses of wine, was once thought to offer certain health benefits, particularly for heart health. However, those benefits have increasingly ...

been questioned, and experts have become more aware of the risks, including liver disease and several types of cancer. And excessive drinking is known to lead to serious health problems, such as strokes, dementia, pancreatitis, high blood pressure and dementia. Factoring in all the risks of benefits, some researchers now conclude that no level of drinking is completely safe. 

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