[ Hangover ]

The unpleasant effects that follow the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Typical hangover symptoms include headache, dizziness, fatigue and dryness of mouth.

While the specific causes of a hangover are not fully understood, alcohol is known to interfere with several metabolic processes. Contributors to a hangover include acetaldehyde, congeners, dehydration, hypoglycaemia and immune system (cytokine) imbalance.