Does Drinking Alcohol Dehydrate the Body?

Answer

Alcohol is considered to be a natural diuretic, meaning it elevates the rate of urination. Basically, alcohol stimulates the kidneys to release more urine than normal hence interfering with the balance of salts and water in the blood and resulting in the person experiencing dehydration after consumption, leading to 'hangovers,' stomach upsets, headaches and fatigue. Apart from dehydration, alcohol acts as a vasodilator and impairs regions of the brain that control behaviour, memory, attention and emotion.
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