The costumes are put away, the pumpkin candles blown out and all the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are hidden in your secret stash. You take a last sip of that red wine and then remember that tomorrow is only Thursday, a full work day. Hopefully the bit of revelry you enjoyed won’t come back to haunt you post-Halloween.
What Causes a Hangover?
Drinking too much alcohol is never recommended but on occasion we do indulge. Halloween may be a blast but hangovers are never fun. Between the headache, muscle aches, fatigue and dizziness, it’s difficult to even concentrate when dealing with this self-induced illness.
So why exactly do we get hangovers? All those symptoms basically stem from dehydration, which occurs from drinking too many alcoholic beverages. Spirits contain ethanol, which increases urine production, leading to an electrolyte imbalance which causes dehydration. In addition, the body becomes depleted of nutrients when metabolizing alcohol. As the liver grabs the nutrients, those supplies become depleted. That’s when the blood stream tries to replenish those nutrients, leading to all those not-so-fun symptoms.
How Can You Prevent These Symptoms?
The best way to prevent a hangover is to, of course, not overindulge. That being said, sometimes we sip a little too many cocktails, which can turn into a sleepless night and a difficult following day.
When you know that a day or night might be filled with extra beverages, being prepared can help ward off hangover symptoms. The B-complex vitamins are some of the nutrients that are particularly depleted when too much booze is on the menu. These vitamins are necessary for mental and emotional well-being.
Get a Los Angeles Hangover IV
IV drip therapy can help prevent a hangover from ruining your post-Halloween celebrations. By being prepared for the days when you know you may overindulge, you may not have to deal with all those unpleasant symptoms.
Nenergy offers special IV drip therapy just for these occasions. The nutrient blend in the Sunday Morning Remedy contains a mix of B-complex vitamins, folic acid and magnesium which helps you recover and rehydrate after a night of overindulgence. Taking advantage of this therapy both pre and post-celebration is recommended in order to ensure you are properly hydrated before even stepping out.
Want to learn more about how IV drip therapy can benefit you? Schedule an appointment in our Los Angeles office today.