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hangover headache


A self-explanatory term for an intense throbbing headache, typically associated with malaise, which manifests itself on waking, often prematurely, after a night of binge drinking*. Hangover headaches are often accompanied by mental dulling, hyperacusia, mild incoordination, tremor and nausea. 

*The headache has also been described with prolonged use of benzodiazepines

Pathogenesis Toxic effects of alcohol and its metabolites, in particular, acetaldehyde, and dehydration.

Prevention Abstention…failing that, moderation…failing that, drinking copious amounts of water before going to sleep. 

Reference http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neurology_neurosurgery/specialty_areas/headache/conditions/hangover_headache.html 

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