Hangover Helpers
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Hangover Helpers

Think you know how to prevent or cure a hangover? Test your knowledge with our quiz.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

True or false: There is no cure for a hangover.

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The correct answer is: This is true. The only way to get rid of a hangover is to wait it out.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

How long can a hangover last?

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The correct answer is: Hangover symptoms can last up to 24 hours.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

Which of the following are symptoms of a hangover?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Other symptoms include fatigue and upset stomach.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

Why does drinking too much alcohol cause a headache?

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The correct answer is: Drinking too much alcohol can cause the blood vessels in the brain to dilate (expand), causing headaches.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

True or false: Alcohol is a diuretic.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Alcohol is a diuretic, which causes dehydration. The dry mouth, fatigue, and weakness that you feel after drinking too much are all a result of dehydration.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

What can you do before you drink to prevent a hangover?

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The correct answer is: Eating starchy foods (think potatoes, bread, pasta or rice) before you start drinking can help you prevent a hangover. DON'T drink on an empty stomach.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

To reduce your risk of hangover, you should limit alcohol to how many drinks per hour?

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The correct answer is: If you want to reduce your risk of a hangover, limit you alcohol intake to less than 1 drink per hour.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

Which is more likely to cause a hangover?

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The correct answer is: Choose non-carbonated mixers—carbonation can speed alcohol absorption.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

Which of the following drinks is more likely to cause a hangover?

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The correct answer is: Red wine is more likely to cause a hangover. That's because dark-colored drinks (such as red wine, bourbon and rum) have higher levels of congeners, which increase your risk of a hangover.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

True or false: Stick with sweet drinks to avoid a hangover.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Avoid sweet drinks (and sugary foods) while you drink—the sweet taste may make it difficult to judge how much alcohol you're drinking.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

Which of the following can help alleviate hangover symptoms?

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The correct answer is: You can help alleviate symptoms by drinking plenty of water, taking over-the-counter medications and getting a lot of rest.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

What can you drink to help with an upset stomach?

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The correct answer is: For an upset stomach drink either peppermint or chamomile tea. You can also take an over-the-counter antacid.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

What can you drink besides water to re-hydrate?

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The correct answer is: Alcohol causes dehydration, so drink tomato juice, fruit juice or energy drinks—in addition to water—to help rehydrate and replace lost minerals and electrolytes. Avoid caffeinated beverages, such as coffee or sodas, because they can cause further dehydration.

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Question 14 of 20 Correct

True or false: Drinking sports beverages like Gatorade can help treat hangover symptoms.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Sports drinks may help replace depleted salt and potassium.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

What medication should you take if you have a hangover?

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The correct answer is: If you have a hangover—and especially if you have a headache— reach for acetaminophen. Because alcohol consumption may have already irritated your stomach lining, avoid aspirin and ibuprofen since they may increase this irritation. Caveat: Avoid acetaminophen if you have a liver disease or often drink heavily.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

What vitamin can you take to help relieve hangover symptoms?

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The correct answer is: Vitamin C may increase the rate of alcohol breakdown in the body.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

What can you eat to slow your body's absorption of alcohol?

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The correct answer is: Aside from keeping your drinking under control next time, decrease your risk of morning-after disasters by slowing your absorption of alcohol. Simply have some foods with healthy fats—such as walnuts or avocados—before your bubbly. Beer nuts do have a benefit.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

True or false: Alcohol is a depressant.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Although you may feel good while you drink, alcohol is a depressant. This causes the fatigue and weakness that you feel with a hangover.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

Whether you get a hangover is determined by which of the following?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Whether or not you get a hangover is determined by the amount that you drink and what you drink. You also increase your risk of having a hangover if you drink several alcoholic drinks over a short period of time.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

When should you call a doctor when you're experiencing a hangover?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. If your hangover lasts longer than a day or if you have tremors, blackouts or blood in your vomit, call your medical professional immediately. These are serious symptoms that require medical attention.

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