Robert Brady, 29 from Birmingham, was pronounced dead on Sunday evening after a heavy night's drinking on Saturday. Death by hangover was recorded by the coroner at Birmingham City Hospital.
Hangover is considered to be a very rare cause of death with a UK average of 80 cases per year. It is most prevalent amongst young professionals in their late twenties, as they are unable to realise that they can't drink like they used too.
Dr. Lindsay Phillipe, an expert on alcoholic drinks and social smoking, spoke with the New Age Man:
“Hangovers are often overlooked as a cause of death as the majority of alcohol related deaths come in the form of liver failure or by trying to impress friends.”
“The older you get, the less capable the human body becomes at processing alcohol. However, there are several slow working cures known, such as: eating large quantities of processed meat, sitting on the toilet for an hour whilst mindlessly staring at the wall, and simply getting back on it.”
Unfortunately, doctors were unable to administer an effective treatment in time for Robert, despite ordering a large Dominos Mighty Meat and renting the Hobbit for him on NetFlix.
Reducing alcohol consumption is often not an option for young adults as there is a direct correlation between the amount of alcohol you consume and having friends. “Preventing a hangover by not drinking is just not viable”, said Oscar, an intern at HSBC. He continued:
“I'd get about 100% less sex than I currently do if I calmed down on the drinking front. And although sex is a rare occurrence for me, that is a risk I am not willing to take.”
“We need to develop better treatments, not prevention methods.”
Those engaging in a bit of pre drinking are advised to drink higher quality alcohol to help reduce the effect of crippling hangovers on a Sunday. “You really notice a difference when you switch from the cheap stuff to the good stuff. Making the move from Vodkat to Smirnoff Vodka has been one of the best decisions of my life”, said Louise, a graphic designer from London.