Throwing up after consuming alcohol is a fairly prevalent problem for people who indulge in heavy drinking. On top of the vomiting, there are other symptoms that can present themselves like diarrhea, headaches, and cognitive impairment.
Vomiting the next day or a few hours after drinking alcohol can further contribute to dehydration, which is very risky for the body. Fortunately, there’s something you can do to avoid throwing up after getting drunk. Here are some useful tips:
1. Drink enough water before drinking, in-between drinks, and after drinking
If you want to avoid feeling sick afterward, try to alternate each alcoholic drink you take with a glass of water. Doing so will keep you hydrated and prevent nausea. However, you should drink the water in moderation. Drinking too much water can lead to an upset tummy.
2. Know your limit
The amount of drinks you can handle is usually linked to your gender and weight, but not always:
- Men weighing between 100 and 149 pounds can handle 1 to 2 drinks per hour
- Men weighing between 150 and 200+ pounds can handle 2 to 3 drinks per hour
- Women weighing 90-100 pounds are fine with just one drink per hour
- Women with a weight of 101-180 pounds should take at most 2 drinks per hour
- Women with a weight of 181-200+ pounds should only consume a maximum of 3 drinks per hour
3. Eat beforehand and during the drinking session
Alcohol tends to filter very fast into the bloodstream from the stomach. Given that there’s no food in your stomach, alcohol will be absorbed into your bloodstream intoxicating you quickly, which may leave you feeling queasy. To avoid throwing up, eat fatty food because it takes longer to digest in the stomach, and also healthy foods like nuts, seeds, and avocados.
4. Restore your body’s potassium levels
Dehydration is the biggest cause of nausea after consuming alcohol and it happens when the body does not have sufficient water or is unable to hold on to enough water because the balance of electrolytes in the body is off.
As a very vital electrolyte, you can improve water retention by consuming food rich in potassium; a good example is a banana.
5. Do not move too much
You may feel like dancing after consuming several drinks, but if you have drunk too much, avoid excess motion as much as you can or you’ll be asking for trouble.
6. Get some fresh air
Stepping out of a crowded venue can help you to feel refreshed and less nauseated. Parties can get heated, and stepping outside can cool you down and better yet, if you happen to throw up, you will be away from people.
7. Eat ginger
According to numerous studies, ginger has strong anti-nausea characteristics. You can add some powdered ginger to a drink or food, drink ginger tea/soda, or eat ginger candy to soothe your upset stomach.
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