Feeling a little less than 100 percent after the holiday weekend? With plenty of opportunities in the coming months to overindulge (Oktoberfest, holiday parties, etc.), knowing what causes a hangover might help you prevent one as you navigate the festivities.
Alcohol Dehydrates You
Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning it causes your body to produce more urine than usual. Urine obviously requires good old H2O, and that means your body can’t use that water for important functions. Dehydration at first causes thirst, but that can quickly be followed by dizziness or lightheadedness.
Alcohol Causes Your Blood Sugar to Drop
You know how you feel when you haven’t eaten all day? Alcohol causes the same sort of feeling because it sends your blood sugar into a freefall. Low blood sugar can cause shakiness, mood disturbances, weakness and fatigue.
Alcohol Irritates Your Stomach
Specifically, alcohol causes inflammation in your stomach lining. Side effects? Nausea and vomiting.
Alcohol Triggers an Immune Response
When you drink alcohol, it can trigger an inflammatory reaction from your immune system, which can lead to symptoms such as memory problems, inability to concentrate, and loss of interest in usual activities.
How to Avoid a Hangover
The best way to avoid a hangover is to avoid overindulging. Stick to one or two drinks while you’re out, and certainly make sure don’t exceed one drink per hour. Eat before you go, and drink water between drinks.
Get Back On Your Feet With a Myers’ Cocktail
If you do find that you’ve overindulged and need help getting back to top form fast, a Myers’ Cocktail at Infusion Express can help. With a specific combination of hydration therapy plus vitamins and minerals, you’ll be back to your fully functional self.
IV Therapy at Infusion Express
At Infusion Express, we do IV treatment differently. With appointments during the day, evening and on weekends, there’s time in even the busiest schedule to feel better at Infusion Express, and you’ll get your treatment in a spa-like environment where you can actually enjoy a few moments of relaxation.
If you’re ready to experience the difference Infusion Express can make in your life, give us a call at either one of our two convenient locations in Lee’s Summit or Overland Park.