Hangover headache? 10 tips to reduce your risk

  • (CBS News) Have you had a nasty hangover? You're not alone. According to Dr. Noah Rosen, director of the Headache Center at the North Shore-LIJ Health System's Cushing Neuroscience Institute, in Great Neck, N.Y., more than 70 percent of people will have a hangover in their lives. But according to Rosen, it's still not clear whether frequent boozers are more or less likely to be hungover - so anyone is at risk.

    Hangovers are most likely a process that involves how the body metabolizes alcohol, drinking's effects on blood flow to the brain and the interaction of neurotransmitters like histamine, serotonin and prostaglandin. But the effects of a hangover can reach beyond a headache, causing tremors, sweating, increased pulse and blood pressure, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, dehydration, thirst, light sensitivity, fatigue, depression and anxiety.

    What's the best way to avoid a nasty hangover? With help from Dr. Rosen, here are 10 tops to reduce the likelihood of a hangover headache...

  • CBS News Staff

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