Alcohol is great. Alcohol is fun. Alcohol also, quite brutally, gives you the runs. Most people have experienced the feeling of waking up after a particularly rowdy night out, head throbbing, then making a desperate break for the bathroom. And let's be honest: This ain't your average No. 2.
All those drinks that seemed like such a great idea the night before suddenly want to leave your body at the speed of light, which, naturally, isn't all that pleasant.
So what's up with this gut-wrenching reaction? We talked to Dr. Urvish Shah, gastroenterologist in Lansing, Michigan, to find out.