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What is ‘hangxiety’ and why do some people suffer from it?

Tomatophagia may sometimes be associated with nutritional deficiencies, especially in pregnant women. 

What causes tomato cravings?


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morning after a night of drinking is never fun if you’ve got a hangover. For most people, hangovers involve a headache, fatigue, thirst or nausea.

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Should I see a doctor about tomato cravings?

Make an appointment with your doctor if you think you have an iron deficiency. You should not try to treat iron deficiency on your own by taking iron supplements. This is because taking too much iron can be damaging to the liver.



How are tomato cravings treated?

 But some people also report experiencing what many have dubbed “hangxiety” – feelings of anxiety during a hangover. 

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How are tomato cravings treated?

As the body recovers from a night of drinking, a hangover creates a state of physiological stress. Generally speaking, physiological stress happens when the body is under pressure – such as from an illness or injury. 

A hangover kind of works the same way. Not only does it cause changes to our immune system but it also increases cortisol levels (often called the “stress hormone”), blood pressure and heart rate – changes which also happen with anxiety.


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Research shows that brain activity involving dopamine (a type of neurotransmitter) is lower during a hangover. 


- Jimmy Carr

How are tomato cravings treated?

This is important, as dopamine plays an important role in regulating anxiety.


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