When you think of the word “hangover,” you can almost imagine a gloomy cloud hanging over your head, a grim reminder of all the “fun” you had the night before —even if you can’t remember most of it. Hangover symptoms are unique from other forms of illness, and they are often made worse by feelings of guilt, self-loathing and remorse. Time and sleep are the ultimate remedies, but some days you just need to get up and show up, and you will try anything to chase your hangover cloud away.
This guide will help you understand the underlying cause of hangover symptoms, and offer some tips to help you feel better fast.
Underlying Hangover Causes and Symptoms
Understanding the causes of your hangover may not make you feel better, but it is key to relieving your symptoms. There are essentially four dynamics at play:
- Dehydration: A prevailing myth is that dehydration is the main driver of hangover symptoms. But while alcohol definitely speeds up urine production and dries you out, increasing the concentration of alcohol and toxins in your blood, fluid therapy alone is not enough to eradicate all your symptoms.
- Inflammation: Headache and brain fog are two of the most debilitating symptoms of a hangover, especially if you have to think on your feet the next day. The culprit is inflammation of your brain membranes, caused by the byproducts of alcohol metabolism, along with congeners, toxic chemicals found in abundance in red wine and dark liquors. The toxins will go away over time, carried away by your bloodstream and delivered to your kidneys for elimination.
- Free Radicals: The acetaldehyde in alcohol causes oxidative stress in your body, taking a toll on your brain, liver and kidneys, and making you feel tired and depressed. Available antioxidants in your system go to work to banish free radicals from your body, but they are quickly depleted, leaving you deficient, with free radicals still on the loose.
- Glutamine Rebound: Glutamine is an amino acid that functions as an important neurotransmitter. Alcohol suppresses glutamine production, making you drowsy. Once you stop drinking and are ready for bed, your body steps up glutamine productions to compensate for reduced levels, stimulating your brain and interfering with sleep quality. If you were out late and need to get up early, you may feel like you never slept at all.
The Hangover Cocktail Cure-All
One reason traditional hangover treatments don’t work is that they only target some of the underlying issues, leaving most of your symptoms intact. Decades-old remedies like ibuprofen, Gatorade and a hair of the dog barely make a dent, and drinking more alcohol is like trying to douse a fire with gasoline.
Thank goodness for 21st Century innovation, which has found a way to treat all your symptoms with one simple cocktail — but you won’t find it at your local pub. Intravenous hangover therapy delivers powerful nutrients and medicine directly to your bloodstream, to rapidly wage battle against your hangover.
An IV hangover cure can help you feel better in just an hour or two, so you can tackle your busy day without feeling sick and tired.
An IV hangover cure cocktail contains potent ingredients specifically chosen to target your hangover symptoms, including:
- Antioxidants, including glutathione, taurine and vitamin C, to reduce oxidative stress to your liver, heart, head and nervous system
- B-Vitamins to reduce nausea, headache and fatigue
- Magnesium to relax blood vessels and reduce inflammation
- Anti-nausea medicine to soothe your upset stomach
- Anti-inflammatory drugs to fight headache and brain fog
IV Hangover Cure in NYC
One of the best things about a hangover is that it reminds you periodically why you shouldn’t drink too much alcohol. Now, that reminder doesn’t have to linger all day.
If too much alcohol has left you feeling too sick to function, visit Advanced Cryo NYC and ask for an IV hangover cure cocktail. Then relax in our spa-like clinic as potent ingredients sweep way your symptoms, drip-by-drip. You will leave the Advanced Cryo clinic feeling refreshed and ready to face whatever the day brings you.