Have you ever said "I can't party like I used to" or something similar? This question may or may not be relevant, depending on your age. There's a popular perception that hangover symptoms become more severe as we grow older. I don't think it's a "wives tale," urban legend, or anything of the sort. An article from self.com, discusses this. When I was young, I was a bit of a "party animal," can't hang like that anymore. Just a few drinks make me require at least an extra hour of sleep. If you overindulge, does it seem to hurt more than when you were young? Science indicates there are reasons for this. Your liver is like the oil filter in your car. It filters your blood. the liver's capacity to purge alcohol from the system diminishes with age. Our bodies also contain less water as we grow older. That means the dehydrating effects of alcohol become more severe.

One thing is certain. Hangovers suck. There are steps you can take to prevent them Don't drink on an empty stomach. Stay hydrated. Takes vitamins. Here's to Ya'!

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