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New Year's Day hangover help

Posted at 5:43 PM, Dec 31, 2018
and last updated 2019-01-01 12:05:52-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Depending on how hard you're celebrating New Year's Eve, you may be observing National Hangover Day, which is New Year's Day.

Unfortunately, there are no miracle hangover cures, but that hasn't stopped revelers from trying to find anything that will help.

"Try to stick to the same drink. It's easier to remember the number of drinks you've had if it's the same drink, whereas if you've had many different drinks, you tend to lose count much easier," Dr. Constantine George, the Chief Medical Officer of Epitomedical said.

Also, don't forget to eat.

Food will slow the alcohol from being absorbed by the body too fast. Plus, clear alcohol might be the way to go if you're trying to avoid a hangover.

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"Medically when alcohol gets broken down, there's a chemical called a congener and that as an example is tequila, rum, gin, that gives it that darker color that has more of an effect that comes to hangovers the next day," Dr. George said.

According to the CDC, alcohol affects every organ in the body, so moderation is key. But realistically, every year hospitals are filled with people who drink too much.

This year, Sunrise Hospital is preparing with a triage center located outside the hospital.

"We bring them in, rapidly assess them, and then move them to a different area of the hospital. So, this will not add patients to our already busy emergency room," Sunrise EMS director Dan Shinn said.

There are also IV hydration clinics that will put fluids and vitamins right back into your system.

"The most important thing is getting re-hydrated. It's also going to give you a lot more energy. So you're going to feel good. Some people like to go party again. It's just going to make you feel better, and you're not ruining your vacation," Leah Conner, with Push IV Hydration, said.