After a late-night party in Las Vegas, you are likely to feel the effects the next day. That last drink puts you over the edge, and you wake up with a splitting headache and dry mouth. This is because alcohol has diuretic properties and causes you to urinate more.
If you lose too much fluid, you become dehydrated, and this can result in various unpleasant symptoms. There are various ways to detox and deal with these symptoms.
1. Have a hangover IV
Alcohol depletes your body of fluid and electrolytes, which is why you can feel so terrible the morning after drinking too much. When you are dehydrated, the blood vessels in your body and brain expand, causing a headache. Your stomach lining is irritated by the alcohol and tries to get rid of the toxins, so you may become nauseous and want to vomit. The body has to work hard to eliminate alcohol, and because your liver is forced to process more toxins than normal, it doesn’t release enough sugar into your blood. This may cause you to feel weak and shaky.
An IV drip will hydrate you, pushing fluid and electrolytes straight into your bloodstream. When your body is properly hydrated, it can flush out toxins. Drip Hydration, The IV Doc and Regenerate Me offer mobile hangover IV Las Vegas treatment. A hangover drip contains IV fluids and electrolytes to hydrate you, as well as B complex vitamins, anti-nausea, and anti-inflammatory medications. You will quickly begin to feel more like yourself when a licensed RN administers a hangover drip at your home.
2. Drink fluids rather than “hair of the dog”
After a night of drinking, a traditional remedy is to drink some ‘hair of the dog.’ Alcohol on top of the alcohol you have already consumed may make you feel better for a short while, but you will feel worse than before once it wears off. You need to flush the toxins from your body rather than adding to them.
Your body is not as effective at flushing toxins when you are dehydrated. When your body is well-hydrated, your circulatory system can efficiently carry nutrients and oxygen to the tissues and remove toxins.
Drinking ginger tea can be helpful because it has natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities. It helps to relieve nausea and indigestion. Green tea is another good option as it is rich in antioxidants.
3. Step up recovery with electrolytes
Drinks that contain electrolytes, including potassium and sodium, help your body to hold on to the water it needs. Electrolytes help to keep the balance between fluids inside and outside of the cells and regulate various chemical reactions. When dissolved in water, electrolytes have a positive or negative electrical charge.
Sodium is the most abundant electrolyte in the body, and it plays a crucial role in keeping the right balance of fluid in cells. Other electrolytes play vital parts as well. Your brain and muscles rely on magnesium to turn nutrients into energy, and potassium is especially critical to heart function. Calcium does more than build strong teeth and bones, it also manages your heart rhythm, controls your muscles and transmits signals in your nerves.
4. Take B-vitamins
B-vitamins are water-soluble vitamins that help with functions such as energy production, nerve functioning, and proper metabolism. Alcohol interferes with the absorption of B-vitamins and depletes them from your system. When you have a B-vitamin deficiency, this leads to a lack of energy and affects your overall sense of well-being.
Taking a vitamin B12 supplement after drinking may help replenish this vitamin in your body, helping you to recover faster. Various other B-vitamins help to metabolize alcohol and can restore your energy levels.
5. Eat fast-digesting carbohydrates and protein
A greasy meal is supposed to help with hangover symptoms according to traditional wisdom. But the reality is a high-fat meal may not be a good idea when your stomach is already feeling delicate, because fat takes a long time to digest. Fast-digesting carbs can raise low blood sugar levels after a late night out drinking. Cereals, toast, crackers, or pasta are easy to digest and can restore blood sugar levels without upsetting your stomach.
A source of protein, such as a hard-boiled egg, can be helpful if you are not feeling nauseous. Eggs contain cysteine, an amino acid, which increases the production of an antioxidant called glutathione. Your body needs more antioxidants after drinking because processing alcohol causes the production of free radicals, which create oxidative stress that can damage cells.
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