Why Does My Body Ache After Drinking?

by Brooke Goldstein August 10, 2016

A single night out with the girls or guys can do a lot more damage to your body than just a headache the next morning. In just ONE night of drinking you can cause bacteria to leak from your stomach and harmful toxins to enter your bloodstream!


Excessive amounts of alcohol can cause dehydration to your body in a number of ways. Alcohol decreases the bodies ability to produce anti0diuretic hormones, which is used by the body to reabsorb water. With the lack of anti-diuretic hormone your body loses more fluids through urination (which is why you constantly have to pee!).

Drinking too much can also cause an imbalance of cells that can lead to cramps and muscle pulls. It is possible to lose muscle mass from the consumption of alcohol, resulting in a lack of strength and performance.

Prevention:Try to drink as much water possible before and in between alcoholic beverages before you go to bed that night. 

Gastrointestinal Disturbance

Alcohol causes the stomach and intestines to become inflamed,delaying the stomach of emptying. High levels of alcohol can result in the production of fatty liver and gastric acids. These factors are the cause of abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting during a hangover. 

Nutrition Deficiencies 

Drinking can effect the bodies ability to absorb vitamins and miners, leading to a deficient in nutrients. This may interfere with your body ability to control blood glucose, resulting in low blood sugar. Low blood sugar causes a lack of energy  in peoples everyday lives. 

Lactic Acid

Alcohol can play a role in interfering with the breakdown of lactic acid. This causes your muscles to increase in soreness after physical activity Alcohol damages amino acids in your body that are needed for energy. The interference of amino cause a decrease in energy and muscle recovery that your body needs. 


Sources: www.fix.com

Brooke Goldstein
Brooke Goldstein


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