By the time you hit a certain age, one night of partying can lead to hangovers that last two days. It can feel like a betrayal from your own body. But as it turns out, there are plenty of shocking ways alcohol does and does not affect you differently as you age. Those two-day hangovers are just another part of growing older.
And you don't have to be retirement age for these changes to hit you. In many ways, people in their late 20s or early 30s process alcohol differently than people celebrating their 21st birthday. Just a few years can affect the way your body deals with alcohol in a major way.
That said, I'm not trying to be the fun police or scare anyone over the age of 25 away from drinking. Responsibly enjoying adult beverages is a great perk of adulthood. However, there are some real biological reasons why you just can't party as hard as you once did after a certain point. To learn more about this phenomenon, Romper reached out to several medical experts and recovery specialists. They explained why the body doesn't process alcohol as well after a few years. Read on to learn why that single glass of wine affects you a little more strongly.