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Medical Offices of Manhattan’s Internist, Daniel Kim, DO, speaks to Yahoo! Lifestyle about Why Your Muscles Are Weirdly Sore After One Too Many Drinks

Why are muscle aches and muscle pain a symptom of hangovers?  What is going on in your body to make your muscles sore?

This can happen due to multiple factors including dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, the body’s breakdown of alcohol into toxic metabolites and overall increased inflammation in the body.

How much would you theoretically have to drink in order for this to happen?

It usually depends on the person and their ability to metabolize alcohol and it’s toxic byproducts.

Would you consider this a common hangover symptom? When are you more likely for this to happen?

Dr. Kim was quoted saying, in the article:

“This can be a common hangover symptom especially if you are not drinking enough water along with the alcohol”

How do you prevent hangover symptoms.. and if you have muscle pain the night after drinking too much… what should you do?

Make sure to replenish all the lost fluids from excessive alcohol intake. Stay up on drinking water throughout the day and get plenty of rest. Only time can cure a painful hangover.