It’s happened to many of us…
The alarm goes off and you get a rude awakening with half-opened eyes, a pounding headache and nausea making you feel terrible – and then the hazy memories of tequila shots and beer pong start to slide into your consciousness. Yup, it’s a hangover alright.
Hangovers have been around as long as our ancient love of fermented, alcoholic beverages. Ancient and modern humans alike have bemoaned hangover symptoms like Fatigue, Excessive Thirst, Dry Mouth, Headaches, Muscle Aches, Nausea and/or Vomiting, Increased Sensitivity to Light and Sound, and Dizziness. But many so-called Hangover Cures just haven’t cut it.
If you’re not a fan of coffee and are unsure which pain killer to try, perhaps IV Hydration Therapy at Men’s PRIME Health is the solution you’re looking for.
So Caused The Hangover?
A hangover is caused by the excess amount of alcohol that’s put into your body–way more than it can process. This can trigger frequent urination, leading to dehydration. It’s one reason why you’re incredibly thirsty when you wake up and your mouth is dry.
Some alcoholic beverages contain excessive amounts of sugar. These sweet boozy cocktails can spike your blood sugar and cause it to crash. This can be the cause of “the shakes” or dizziness, leaving you shaky and sweaty.
Alcohol can also make you feel tired and sleepy, though it can actually prevent the deeper sleep stages of sleep. You end up waking several times during the night, leaving you tired and groggy the next day.
Not having enough food in your stomach can also lead to a hangover. It stops your body from absorbing the alcohol rapidly. Another factor that can increase a chance of a hangover is not enough rest the evening before you start drinking. Smokers may be prone to suffering a hangover, as there is some evidence that this is due to the nicotine in their cigarettes.
And for those who prefer bourbon to vodka, darker colored alcoholic beverages have higher levels of congeners, which can make them more likely to produce a hangover.
How Can IV Hydration at MPH Help?
After being restricted to hospitals, IV Hydration treatments are now being used nationwide and Men’s PRIME Health is proud to offer IV Hydration Therapy by LiquIVida to our patients here in central Mississippi.
Remember, alcohol is a diuretic, and dehydration happens when you drink a lot of it. IV hydration can provide fast relief, with many patients reporting they feel better sooners because they get a lot of fluid into their systems quickly.
IV Hydration works by directly getting fluids, nutrients and medications directly into your bloodstream, where it can be absorbed by the body faster and easier. It’s also beneficial when the hangover has left you too sick to your stomach to ingest anything.
Our IV Treatments are more than just simple saline, and offer essential vitamins and minerals such as:
- Vitamin B12 to boost energy levels, help prevent memory loss and improve concentration
- Magnesium to relax muscles, and improve function of the nervous system
- other B-Complex vitamins that can support cardiovascular systems and boost your body’s immune support
Call today to schedule a session and not only get back to feeling better sooner, but maybe help prevent the next hangover and assist your body’s overall health and wellness.