IV therapy for people with hangovers

Hangovers are normally caused due to the reduction of nutrition and dehydration of the body by consuming alcohol excessively. The result of a number of symptoms of a hangover can be very overwhelming as without any treatment they may last for several hours. Main symptoms of a hangover may include nausea, dehydration, muscle aches, headache, and upset stomach, etc. After a fun-filled night, these symptoms can make your morning painful and uncomfortable.

In this way, the recovery from a hangover can depend upon three factors including rehydration of your body, detoxification of the body and re-nutrition of the body. Your body loses nutrition while drinking alcohol. Toxin build-up in the body due to consuming alcohol can be removed by its detoxification. However, the most important step of getting rid of a hangover is rehydration of the body.

The IV therapy hangover treatment is one of the quickest and most effective treatments for a hangover as it can take 30-60 minutes to reduce the symptoms of a hangover. It helps in flushing out toxins restoring the nutrition level of the body lost during heavy consumption of alcohol along with rehydrating it.

Introduction to IV hydration fluids

The fluids used for treating hangover through IV therapy include vitamins, antioxidants, and water to rehydrate the body of an individual after consuming alcohol heavily. The main aim of this fluid is to refill the electrolytes and fluids lost due to intoxication caused by alcohol. This loss of fluids is caused due to the loss of main ingredients of your blood which can be replaced quickly only through IV therapy as it delivers the nutrients directly into your bloodstream.

Effectiveness of IV therapy fluids

After receiving IV therapy fluids most people feel better after the hangover due to excessive intake of alcohol. Though no authentic evidence is available for these claims still this therapy is used for this purpose on the basis of personal experiences of a large number of users.

Normally IV fluids are used to refill the reduction in nutrients and rehydrating the body of an individual to cure the hangover. But, there is a lack of evidence whether it can cure hangover as its effectiveness has not been proved through any study. Still many health care providers are of the view that it can reduce the symptoms of a hangover after excessive drinking effectively, especially in an emergency condition. On the other hand, many are doubtful about the effectiveness of this treatment.

Though studies on the effectiveness of IV therapy on alcohol hangover are on still it is widely used to reduce the symptoms of a hangover all over the world.

Working of IV therapy for a hangover

IV therapy used to reduce the symptoms of hangover works effectively by providing nutrients and water directly into the bloodstream instead of passing through one’s digestive system which can delay its delivery to the right location.

The kit of IV therapy includes a catheter and a drip bag. The needle of the cannula is inserted by the doctor into the vein and the other end of the cannula is connected to the catheter and the drip bag so that the fluid in the bag rehydrates your body quickly by entering directly into your bloodstream. The rate of flow of the fluid depends upon the level of dehydration in one’s body. It relieves the symptoms of a hangover by replacing the nutritional elements and water lost while drinking alcohol heavily.

Common Ingredients in hangover IV Fluid

The main ingredients commonly found in IV hydration solution used for treating hangover include water, glutathione, vitamins, and electrolytes. It helps in reducing the symptoms of alcohol hangover by flushing out toxins through the kidneys along with cleansing the circulation of blood.

  • Vitamins like Vitamin B1 and B 12, vitamin C and folic acid and zinc in the IV drip can improve the absorption affected by alcohol consumption by restoring the level of nutrients required by your body.
  • Electrolytes help in recovering the level of sodium and potassium lost during hangover which can be recognized on the next morning by the symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting.
  • Glutathione is an antioxidant that can help in detoxifying the liver from the toxins caused by the breakdown of alcohol.
  • Medications are included in IV fluid to reduce the symptoms of nausea, body pain, and vomiting as well as upset stomach, etc.

Thus, IV therapy can help in treating hangover effectively.