Expert Advice on Hangovers in The Independent

26 Apr 2021 | Category: Medical

From Dr Ross Perry, Founder of Cosmedics Skin Clinics

The Independent sought advice from GP, Medical Director and expert health advisor Dr Ross Perry for its recent investigation into the phenomenon of hangovers. 

The article opened:

“Why do some people get worse hangovers than others?

“Experts reveal the reasons some people are more prone to the after-effects of alcohol.”

The first reason given was that other behaviours have a real impact on how the body processes alcohol. Drinking on an empty stomach, when thirsty, while smoking or with other drugs can affect the way alcohol affects you.

Dr Ross Perry, GP and Founder/Medical Director of Cosmedics Skin Clinics, told The Independent:

“Those who drink more water between drinks – and indeed before bed – should suffer less, as their body should be more hydrated.”

If you feel hangovers get worse with age, you’re not alone. However, Dr Ross Perry explained that age wasn’t necessarily the direct cause of that ‘morning after’ feeling. He said:

“The concept of hangovers getting worse the older you get, is a bit of a myth.

“Indeed, the amount of uninterrupted sleep can play a part in the intensity of hangovers, and it can certainly be true that you don’t sleep as well the older you get, so that could play a part.”

Dr Perry also raised the less well-known issue of mental health, which can affect how you experience the hangover feelings:

“Individuals who suffer from anxiety may indeed feel worse [due to] hangover-related anxiety, and for some, it can cause them to feel flat, moody, panicked and, in extreme cases, crippling anxiety.

“This would lead to an anxious, nervous outlook, often making the hangover feel worse mentally.”

Other issues raised in the article included:

  • Height/weight
  • Genetics
  • Health conditions, such as vitamin B/D deficiency

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Dr Ross Perry

doctor ross perry

Dr Ross Perry is Founder and Medical Director of Cosmedics Skin Clinics.

He qualified at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in 1994. His career includes NHS skin cancer reconstruction, work as a GP, as well as private cosmetic skin treatments.

He established Cosmedics Skin Clinics in 2003 and remains in charge as Medical Director. He is best known for dealing with unwanted skin lesions and blemishes (e.g. moles, cysts, warts skin tags) and natural-looking use of non-surgical cosmetic injections.

As a highly experienced medic, he frequently assists with media queries and has appeared in top titles as well as on TV.


Cosmedics Skin Clinics

Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical skin treatments, carried out by GMC Registered Doctors.  The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including popular lip enhancement and wrinkle relaxing injections, dermal fillers and laser treatments; plus medical treatments including mole removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections.

Cosmedics Skin Clinics has a team of skin treatment doctors and surgeons in their 5 skin clinics across London and Bristol led by Dr Ross Perry.

Call 020 7386 0464 or email to book an appointment.

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