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Sweating it out, a popular hangover cure in two views.

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Sweat it out.
Popular hangover remedy.

Many people have longed believed that they can compensate the ill-effects of a hangover by sweating out all the toxins. Well there's some good news and some bad news about all that.

sauna hangover

Bad news first - it's just not effective. Steaming yourself in a sauna, or even working yourself up to a good sweat, can cause potentially dangerous blood vessel and blood flow changes in your body. And if you're already dehydrated, (even slightly) excessive sweating can be extemely dangerous with risks such as drops in blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythms.

So what's the good news? A little exercise seems to always do a body good in many other ways. And you should be thirsty after a little workout. Which means you should drink some water. Which is what you really needed to be doing in the first place.

So is that short-term sweat shop fix really worth the other effects?

PROS

If you are drinking tons of water while not over-exerting yourself, at least your hydrating your body which is in desperate need of more water.

CONS

The serious risk and danger of dehydration can make the pain of your hangover feel like a cake walk.

Medical experts agree that there is no strictly "safe" level of alcohol consumption. Find out more facts about alcohol use and heath here.


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    Other Hangover 'remedies'.

    Here's a list of home remedies we've found that supposedly taking care of that massive, pounding hangover. Some are from bartentders, some are just folklore. Some are even billed as natural ways to take care of 'the dog that bit 'ya'. Just remember, only time and water are what most doctors and scientists believe in. That, and the fact that prevention is often the best form of medicine.


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