Hangovers Explained 

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Posted by Hydreight Social on October 10, 2018
Hangovers Explained

Whether you were out late entertaining clients, attended a bachelor party, or just had a few too many with dinner, chances are you won’t feel one-hundred percent the next day. There’s no question about it, hangovers are unpleasant. Depending on how much you drank, you could be suffering anything from a mild headache all the way to feeling actively nauseous and dizzy.

But why do you get hangovers?

The main reason we get hangovers is because we are dehydrated. Alcohol is a diuretic which means it encourages the body to get rid of fluids. When the body has no fluids to spare, it can’t get rid of the byproducts of metabolizing alcohol. These byproducts are called metabolites, and they are extremely irritating to our systems. As a result, dehydration causes symptoms like fatigue, dry mouth, nausea, and vomiting.  

In addition to dehydration, heavy drinking irritates the stomach lining, relaxes the muscles of the lower esophagus which causes reflux, and depresses brain cells which leads to a lack of coordination, dizziness, and decreased response time. Finally, a hangover lowers your blood sugar which contributes to feelings of dizziness and weakness.  

How can you address hangover symptoms?

The easiest and most effective way to deal with a hangover is to treat its main cause: dehydration. Drinking water the morning after will help in the long run, but it will take a while for the body to fully rehydrate. With IV infusion therapy, this process is expedited. IV drips are designed to rehydrate your body in as little as 40 minutes. In addition, IV drips provide essential electrolytes and vitamins to your bloodstream to address the other factors that contribute to a hangover such as low blood sugar.  

The science and simple and incontrovertible. Hangovers are primarily caused by dehydration and low blood sugar. IV infusion therapy addresses both these issues. IV drips are so effective because they work quickly. You receive and absorb 100% of the hydration and nutrients delivered through a drip, whereas if you drink a few glasses of water, you will only absorb about half of that hydration and it will take up to two hours for your body to do so.  

Sometimes, a hangover can’t be avoided. You have clients to impress, friends to entertain, and a life to live to the fullest after all. Though the occasional hangover may be unavoidable, you can mitigate much of that suffering by means of IV infusion therapy. So, next time you wake up feeling less than a hundred percent, book yourself an IV drip. Book one for your friends while you are at it. It’s fast and easy, and you will be back in business in no time at all.  

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