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26.08.2012 Business & Finance


By Global Media
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Accra, 25 August, 2012: Individuals who suffer from the effects of hangovers can now breathe a sigh of relief as the panel of doctors on Vodafone Healthline takes viewers on a journey on how the human body, specifically the Liver, handles alcohol and educates them on simple steps they can follow to ease the symptoms of a hangover.

A hangover is the body's reaction to drinking too much alcohol than the liver can process which results in an increase in the amount of sugar the body needs to survive, and produces toxic chemicals in the body that generally can be discomforting to sufferers. Hangovers have been found to be one of the conditions that affect the liver in adverse ways if not treated, or managed.

The fourth episode of Healthline will see the panel of doctors educating viewers on how simple activities like drinking water, eating fruits that are high in potassium, drinking a glass of milk, drinking tomato juice, among others can fight a hangover and help victims to overcome them. Viewers will be taken through practical step-by-step approaches in the 'Treatment Room' on how they can, on their own, cure or abate a hangover.

Dr Bryite Asamoah reveals how drinking tomato juice, for example, can stop a victim's crave for alcohol and cure a hangover. 'What happens when you take a lot of alcohol is that, it increases the acid content in your stomach and makes the hangover worse. So you can just take a glass of milk which acts as an antacid and neutralises the acid in your stomach'.

This week's episode also highlights the touching story of Rita Acheampong, a 27 year old lady from Koforidua with a tumor in her jaw bone which has been growing for the past five (5) years, causing her immeasurable pain. Rita was transferred from Koforidua to Ridge Hospital in Accra as a result of excessive bleeding. She needed surgery to remove the debilitating tumor, but could not afford it. Thanks to Vodafone's timely intervention to pay for her surgery, Rita is now in good health, totally tumor-free.

Vodafone Healthline airs on Sundays on TV3 at 5.00pm, GTV at 8.30pm, eTV and Top TV at 8.00pm; it is then repeated on Wednesdays on Metro TV and Crystal TV at 8.30pm.

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