A Conversation for Hypoxia, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Drowning
CO and Hangovers
Researcher 210967 Started conversation Dec 4, 2002
It's interesting that Carbon Monoxide build up is implicated here in hangover headaches. I had always thought that this was caused by a combination of dehydration, alcohol induced hypoglycaemia and trace toxic by-products of fermentation in the drinks. Are the CO levels in a smokey pub really high enough to have a significant effect several hours later in the morning after?
Subjective I know, but it would also imply that smokers, with higher base levels of CO, would get worse hangovers. As an ex-smoker I haven't noticed my hangovers have improved since quiting!
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