PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Hate to tell you, but the years are flying by and that means you need to take it easy at holiday parties

It’s not your imagination, hangovers are worse now that you’re a bit…mature.

Dr. John Liantonio, a primary care physician at Jefferson Health says as you age, so do the body parts needed to process alcohol.

ALSO READ: Doylestown Hospital Helps Parents Keep Virtual Eye On Sick Babies 

“The liver and the kidneys are really the two that are really responsible for metabolizing many of the things that we put into our bodies and as we get older the function of those organs decreases and how fast that they metabolizes the things we put into our bodies decreases,” he said.

Also, many of us are on longterm medications which can interact with alcohol.

He suggests drinking lighter colored liquors, they’re easier to process and have glasses of water between the drinks.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Philly

Latest Forecast
Weather App
Latest Videos

Watch & Listen LIVE