Feeling Hungover After Ringing in the New Year? Try IV Therapy

Jan 02, 2024
Feeling Hungover After Ringing in the New Year? Try IV Therapy
The excitement of celebrating the new year can be extinguished quickly by the effects of a hangover. Find out how intravenous (IV) therapy can kick that hangover to the curb quickly.

If you know you’re going to say goodbye to the year 2023 with a bang, you might already anticipate feeling pretty terrible once New Year’s Day rolls around. The after-effects of high alcohol intake include a pounding headache, sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, vertigo, and a rapid heartbeat. 

These are all the symptoms of the condition known as a hangover, which 75% of people report having after a night of excessive drinking. 

Hangovers can limit your ability to function well and can range in severity depending on how much alcohol you consume. Symptoms typically set in several hours after you stop drinking, which is why you don't typically notice them until you wake up the next morning. 

Because people often have hangovers after partying on New Year’s Eve, our team at San Feliz Urgent Care in Glendale, California, offers IV hydration therapy to not only combat those hangover symptoms and get you back on your feet as quickly as possible but also hopefully help you avoid a hangover altogether.

How do hangovers happen?

A hangover is actually a mild form of alcohol withdrawal. It happens when your nervous system tries to return to normal after your body has suffered the effects of alcohol. In addition, when you drink, your body’s inflammation increases, which is what leads to issues with memory and concentration the following day. 

Many factors can increase your risk of a more intense hangover, including:

  • Dehydration
  • Lack of sleep
  • Using nicotine while drinking
  • Drinking on an empty stomach

Having a family history of alcoholism has also been shown to affect how your body processes alcohol, increasing your risk for severe hangovers.

Using IV hydration therapy for hangovers

Dehydration can intensify a hangover and vice versa, so hydrating your body is a great way to avoid both a hangover and dehydration. The best way to get optimal hydration levels before and after a heavy night of drinking is to get IV hydration therapy. 

The treatment gives your body the nutrients and electrolytes it needs for quick recovery without going through your digestive tract first. When anything goes through your digestive tract, not only does it take longer to process but your body also doesn’t get the full amount of nutrients. So, by going around directly into your bloodstream, your body quickly reaps the full benefits of the intravenous drip.

At San Feliz Urgent Care, we use IV hydration therapy to restore much-needed fluids and electrolytes to rehydrate your body. We can also add other nutrients to your IV drip to reduce inflammation to restore cognitive function.

We highly recommend receiving IV hydration therapy both before and after a heavy night of drinking to combat and possibly prevent a hangover. To set up an IV therapy session, contact our team by giving us a call at 818-296-0201 or booking online.