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Chest Pains After Drinking Alcohol

Causes, Symptoms and How to Help Picture the scene: it’s the morning after a particularly heavy night before in Dublin’s pubs and clubs. You wake up, and alongside the murky memories and bloodshot eyes, you also feel an ache in your chest. Does this sound familiar? Perhaps you’ve experienced chest pain after a binge-drinking session with your friends, or during the festive season when drinking is aplenty. Described above is what some medical professionals have called ‘holiday heart syndrome’, when you experience an erratic heartbeat, feelings of breathlessness, or chest pain after drinking alcohol. It is called this because of…

How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System? Blood, Breath, Hair, Urine

How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System? Blood, Breath, Hair, Urine

The process of alcohol metabolism is a complex one, and there is no straightforward answer to how long alcohol stays in your system. As a guideline, you may have heard that a person processes about 1 unit of alcohol per hour. For a guesstimate, this is pretty accurate. Of course, how much you drink will determine how long alcohol remains in the body, but one’s weight, gender, metabolism, tolerance and other factors will affect it as well. The Process of Alcohol leaving your body After being consumed, alcohol first makes its way into your stomach, where about 20% is directly…