Probably everyone who drinks alcohol at least once in his life has woken up after drinking in a terrible state. In a state of hangover, a person feels completely broken: his head hurts, he sleeps, and he is very thirsty. Sometimes nausea joins all these symptoms. A person feels thirst and hunger, but even drinking ordinary water is difficult for him – vomiting begins immediately and the stomach tends to get rid of its contents.
In which case is sick after alcohol
Although nausea from alcohol is a very unpleasant phenomenon, it has its own meaning. Our body is in a sense “smarter” than consciousness, and it has its own protective mechanisms. Nausea and vomiting are one of them. If a person drinks excess or just drinks low-quality alcoholic drinks, his body is literally poisoned by the breakdown products of alcohol, and with the help of nausea and vomiting, he tries to get rid of toxins. That is why it can vomit immediately after drinking alcohol, and in the morning after drinking.
What to do with nausea
What to do if you feel sick from alcohol? Of course, our body can cope with the task of cleansing itself of toxins by itself, but it can take a whole day. Everything would be fine, but the subjective sensations of a person after a booze can be so heavy that it makes no sense to wait until all goes by itself and to suffer.
If you want to quickly put yourself on your feet – it is better to help the body get rid of harmful substances and start doing something.
- First of all, you need to do a gastric lavage. To do this, you will have to drink about 2 liters of warm boiled water. You can add a little potassium permanganate or soda to the water. Drinking boiled water in a state of poisoning may not be very pleasant, but it is a very important measure of cleansing the body. Gastric lavage will help rid the body of that part of harmful substances that have not yet had time to absorb into the blood.
- Besides rinsing, it’s important to just drink a lot. This will speed up all metabolic processes in the body: the blood will be filtered faster from toxins, through the urinary system toxins will be able to leave the body faster. If possible, it is better to drink mineral water, because it is able to restore the water-electrolyte balance in the body, which is always disturbed after drinking, because alcohol leads to dehydration.
- To speed up the elimination of toxins “on all fronts” are advised to do an enema. At first glance, this measure seems strange, but in fact it is very effective, perhaps even more effective than gastric lavage. The fact is that after drinking, the products of the breakdown of alcohol accumulate in the intestines and they continue to poison the body. The area of the internal surface of the intestine is very large and it is all mucous, through which any toxins easily penetrate into the tissues. In order not to wait until the body gets rid of them naturally, you can make an enema. It is better to do an enema several times to remove as much of its contents as possible.
- You can also help your body get rid of toxins with medications. For this purpose, any sorbents (activated carbon, Polysorb) are suitable. They bind toxic substances and quickly remove them from the body.
These measures usually help to overcome nausea after the libation. To feel the effect, it is enough to do everything in order and in no case try to “treat” nausea with new doses of alcohol.
If vomiting bile
Sometimes after alcohol, a person does not just feel sick and “turns up”, but vomits with bile. It is not difficult to detect bile in the vomit: it is clearly visible in the form of yellow-green clots, and a bitter aftertaste remains in the mouth. In some cases, vomiting of bile may occur even when the stomach is completely empty. Such symptoms indicate severe alcohol poisoning and the appearance of violations in the digestive tract. Normally, bile should not enter the stomach at all, but if the bile ducts begin to “malfunction”, it can be thrown into the stomach.
If a person became ill immediately after drinking alcohol, you must definitely call an ambulance, because such vomiting can be a sign of serious problems with the liver and gall bladder. If vomiting of bile began in the morning after drinking, the tactics of action are the same as with ordinary vomiting against a hangover. After a drink, you can “soothe” the gall bladder with decoctions of valerian, mint, chamomile or dill. After the nausea and symptoms of a hangover recede, it is better for a person to take care of his health and check the organs of the gastrointestinal tract, because the appearance of bile with vomiting is a “bell” indicating a failure in the digestive system.
Of course, it’s good for everyone to know how to “reanimate” their body and get rid of nausea after excess alcohol. In order not to bring yourself to poison, you should drink alcohol moderately and drink only high-quality drinks. And as a preventive measure against nausea before drinking alcohol, you can drink several tablets of activated carbon: already during the celebration, the sorbent will bind toxins and prevent poisoning of the body, which is why in the morning a person will feel much better than it could be.