You’ve partied the night away. Perhaps you mixed your alcohols throughout the night or played some drinking games. More than just a few drinks, this night’s antics involved heavy consumption of alcohol or “binge drinking.” Whether it was a celebration or an evening of escaping the work week’s stress, you know that there will be repercussions in the form of a nasty hangover.
What a Hangover Does To Your Body
- You are dehydrated. Alcohol slows the release of a hormone that allows the kidneys to absorb both water and electrolytes, allowing fluids to be flushed out. You may also have experienced excessive sweating causing further dehydration. Your heart is working overtime as well, leading to some constriction of blood vessels. This may lead to some dehydration headaches.
- Your gastro-intestinal system is seriously irritated. Your stomach lining and intestines are inflamed. Gastric and intestinal acids may be released causing greater pain and the need to vomit.
When morning comes you feel an instant sense of regret as your head pounds and your stomach threatens to erupt and dislodge its contents, adding to your overall sense of misery. You want to spend the day with your head under a pillow. Sadly, you cannot go back in time and undo the previous night’s drinking, but there is help available.
Help is on the way!
At the Hydration Room, we can get you feeling better. In a session lasting about half an hour, you can receive an IV that will replenish your fluids and electrolytes. Electrolytes are essentially your body’s salts: calcium, potassium, magnesium, and they help maintain the flow of necessary fluids throughout your body’s cells. These fluids are injected directly into your system. While it is important to drink water while hungover, you have to sip it slowly throughout the day, stretching out the recovery time. Our hydration therapy speeds up this aspect of hangover recovery process enabling your body to function more normally in quicker time.
Additionally, part of our version of the “banana bag” treatment includes a non-narcotic pain reliever to help with the headache, and any other pain that may have arrived with morning (we all think we’re stronger or faster after a few drinks). The pain-killer will not wreak havoc on your sensitive stomach the way swallowing pills could since it is part of the IV treatment.
And speaking of sensitive stomachs, we have added an anti-nausea medication to put a stop to stomach convulsions and vomiting.
After a treatment, your heart should return to its normal rate as it does not have to work extra hard to fight the dehydration consequences. This should bring a calming effect to both your physical and mental state, helping to quell the feeling of anxiety that often accompanies hangovers.
The hydration treatment is wonderful, but it is not a complete cure for hangovers. We can help the main symptoms of associated with dehydration: headaches and nausea, but this does not sober anyone up. Furthermore, this does not restore energy levels depleted by restlessness caused by poor REM sleep. Finally, this does not in any way treat an alcohol addiction and should not be considered for that purpose.
Our core essence
While not a “hangover cure,” IV therapy provides help to return you to a state of hydration and back to feeling normal. Hangovers are avoidable, and the best thing for your body is to consume alcohol in moderation and avoid binge drinking. However, in the event of a rough morning after a night of over-consumption of alcohol, we are more than happy to help you feeling like yourself again.