With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, you may be feeling a wee bit Irish and want to have some craic with your lads and lassies. But before you do, you may want to plan ahead with a before and after hangover treatment. Being dehydrated contributes to those hangover symptoms, and you might think the best method to combat your morning hangover is to guzzle water. But really, the better way to treat hangover dehydration is with an IV hangover cure.
Are you feeling thirsty right now? Take a drink of water. Feel better? Thirst is a complex feedback mechanism in the brain. If you a drink a few bottles of water now, or when you wake up with cotton mouth after a night of drinking, you may feel quenched immediately, but that water isn’t going to do you much good right away. In fact, you’re really just hydrating the tissues of your mouth, tongue, and throat. Water is actually absorbed in the lower gastrointestinal tract, specifically the large intestine. So it can take several hours after drinking water before your body starts to benefit. Of course, with IV fluids you begin to be hydrated immediately. The fluids go directly into your blood stream, increasing your body’s fluid volume right away. In short, this means you feel better, faster.
Do you agree the worst part of a hangover is the nausea? Not only does your stomach ache, but it’s extremely difficult to keep anything down. The last thing anyone wants to do is chug cold water into their already-upset stomach. Luckily, you can bypass all of this with IV hydration fluids. Fluids given intravenously bypass your digestive system completely and won’t make you more nauseous. Even more exciting, we can add anti-nausea and anti-heart burn medications into your IV to quickly settle your stomach.
Did you know that when you’re dehydrated, you need more than water to revitalize your body? In addition to water, your body needs minerals like calcium, sodium, magnesium, and potassium. When it comes to restoring your body with the essential vitamins and minerals it needs to function optimally, our IV hangover cure is the best route to go. Again, this will allow you to feel better more quickly than consuming food or water.
Did you know you have the option to add to your IV? Some extremely helpful substances can be added to your IV to relieve your headache and nausea and get you feeling like yourself faster. These include vital minerals, vitamins, anti-inflammatory agents, antioxidants and anti-nausea drugs. These drugs, also known as anti-emetics, are only available with a doctor’s prescription. The most common one is Zofran (odansetron.) Since you’re receiving them intravenously, there’s no danger of throwing up the medication. They work rapidly and usually eliminate your nausea and vomiting in less than an hour, usually within 20 minutes.