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How do other illnesses affect hangovers?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

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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