If you regularly consume alcohol, chances are good that you’ve had to deal with a hangover at least once in your life. Even moderate drinkers who only imbibe in social situations may experience symptoms such as headaches, nausea, vertigo, fatigue, and light sensitivity after a night of drinking. It’s definitely unpleasant, and it makes sense that you want to seek relief from these symptoms as quickly as possible.
While you might have your own home hangover remedies, they often don’t work quite as well as you’d like. In most cases, the best way to deal with a hangover is just to stay hydrated and rest until the symptoms pass. Sadly, that’s not always an option. There may come a time when you overestimate how much you can drink and find yourself hungover when you have to go to work or some other function the next morning. Since you can’t just sleep off your symptoms, you may need to resort to other measures. Fortunately, there may be a solution available to you nearby in the form of IV therapy.
What is IV Therapy?
IV therapy involves using an intravenous drip to hydrate your body and deliver a combination of vitamins, minerals, and medication that will provide relief from hangover symptoms. Alcohol suppresses your body’s antidiuretic hormone, which plays a major role in absorbing fluid into your body. At the same time, alcohol is a diuretic that pulls fluid along as your body excretes it. This is why drinking too much alcohol will dehydrate you and leave you with headaches, stomach aches, and an incredibly thirsty feeling. An IV drip will quickly rehydrate you to relieve some of those symptoms.
Since alcohol is a diuretic that draws nutrients from your body, your IV drip will also likely include a vitamin B complex that increases the levels of vitamin B and B12 in your body. A lack of vitamin B can cause you to feel fatigued and affect your ability to concentrate, so including a vitamin B complex with your IV therapy should increase your energy levels and help you think a little more clearly.
Glutathione, Anti-Nausea, and Anti-Inflammatory Medication
Although the main purpose of a hangover IV treatment is to hydrate you and restore the vitamin B levels in your body, it may also include medications that will counteract your hangover symptoms and the other effects of alcohol on your body. One of these substances is glutathione, which is responsible for breaking down acetaldehyde, a nasty byproduct of alcohol that is responsible for many of your hangover symptoms. Consuming too much alcohol can cause your body to run out of glutathione, which slows down the recovery process when you are hungover. Glutathione is also a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that can help relieve the aches and pains you might feel throughout your body as a result of your drinking.
Finally, most hangover IV treatments include anti-nausea and anti-headache medication, which will definitely feel welcome when you are experiencing the worst of your hangover symptoms.
Where Can You Find a Hangover IV Treatment?
As we said before, many people find that the best cure for a hangover is just resting and staying hydrated for a day. If you find that you do need instant relief, there are services that provide hangover IV treatments. Many of these can be found near you, and some of them can even make arrangements to meet you someplace closer to your home so you don’t have to travel very far. These treatments typically cost between $200 and $300, so they are mostly recommended for lingering hangover symptoms that won’t respond to other treatments and won’t go away any time soon. Many hospitals and addiction recovery centers also provide IV treatments for those who are addicted to alcohol and are experiencing severe withdrawal.
If you are experiencing severe hangover symptoms that you need to be rid of quickly, an IV treatment can provide relief. If you would like to learn more about hangover IV treatments or any similar treatments, feel free to contact us at any time. We will be glad to provide any information you might need and help you decide if an IV treatment would be right for you. Call us at 205-352-9141.