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How To Deal With A Hangover If You Have Hypertension

No one is entirely immune to a hangover. If you drink excessively, there is a chance you will eventually find yourself dealing with a hangover upon waking up. If you have hypertension, you could be at increased risk for complications and side effects caused by a hangover, and because of this condition, these side effects could be severe.

Managing your blood pressure accordingly and knowing what to do if you have a hangover is critical when preventing a potential problem. Alcohol affects almost every body part, including blood pressure, so knowing what you should and should not do when treating your hangover is helpful.

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The connection between alcohol and hypertension

Hangovers are the direct result of overconsumption of alcohol.

Alcohol causes the cells of the body to become dehydrated, causes inflammation, and can also impact blood pressure.

According to research1 which can cause severe complications for someone with hypertension, mainly if they drink heavily over an extended period. Blood pressure and heart rate can remain high well after drinking stops, which makes managing a hangover much more difficult.

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Preventative measures for hypertensive individuals

Though it is possible to treat symptoms of a hangover, the best remedy for hypertensive individuals is to prevent the occurrence of a hangover in the first place.

Here are some of the methods to help prevent a hangover:

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  • Drink in moderation and avoid regular heavy consumption
  • Alternate alcohol with other beverages, primarily water, to stay hydrated and flush the alcohol from the system
  • Don’t binge drink
  • If you experience symptoms or are concerned, promptly consult a healthcare professional

Most importantly, be responsible for your condition and recreational activities, and speak with a doctor immediately if you notice any changes. 

Hypertension-friendly hangover remedies

If you have a hangover and hypertension, choosing therapeutic remedies and treatments that do not aggravate your blood pressure and potentially put you into a hypertensive crisis is essential. The first step is to make wise nutrition choices.

Rehydrate your body as quickly and safely as possible.

To do this, drink water or beverages with electrolytes and avoid energy drinks or caffeinated beverages that could raise the heart rate. Eat a healthy meal but avoid fats and oils that can harm the heart. Instead, choose lots of fruits and vegetables and use healthy oils and fats to get the carbs you need to deal with vomiting and nausea from a hangover.

If you need to take pain relieving medication, ensure the medication is heart safe and will not raise blood pressure, such as low-dose aspirin and other over-the-counter medications.

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Blood pressure management during hangovers

While you have a hangover, it is crucial to keep an eye on your blood pressure and do everything you can to manage it.

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Alcohol causes it to rise for up to 24 hours after consumption, so it is best to self-test when you wake up with a hangover.

Next, if you are on medication for your blood pressure, you should stay on your treatment course to avoidant ill effects or complications.

Lastly, finding a way to relax can help to keep blood pressure in check. Activities like yoga and meditation are excellent choices for relaxing and lowering stress, which is a critical factor in controlling blood pressure. Light exercise can also help lower your blood pressure.

When to Seek Medical Help

Hangovers generally do not last more than 24 hours, and the effects of alcohol tend to wear off over time, so if you notice your symptoms not subsiding, this is a sign that something may be wrong.

You should also be on the lookout for severe symptoms such as blood in vomit or stool, painful or prolonged vertigo, loss of consciousness, and any irregularities with the heart. As someone already at risk for heart problems, it is better to be cautious and seek medical treatment if you feel anything out of the ordinary.

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Beginning your day with a hangover when you have hypertension can be dangerous. Fortunately, it can be managed successfully with the proper steps, keeping your blood pressure in check. Avoid drinks and foods that will increase your blood pressure, rehydrate with water or sports drinks, get plenty of rest, and try to relax.

If you still feel the side effects of the hangover or notice something out of the ordinary, head to a doctor immediately. Following these steps will help you deal with a hangover when you have hypertension. 

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Hangover IV - Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in our hangover IV?

Our Hangover IV treatment contains a blend of IV fluids, electrolytes, vitamins and medication to restore the vitamins in your body and help your body battle with the unwanted hangover symptoms. Among the main ingredients are B-Complex vitamins, Vitamin B12, Toradol and Anti-Nausea medication. 

Why is hangover IV much more effective than hangover drinks?

Hangover IV is more effective than hangover drinks because the IV solution is introduced directly into your blood without having to go through the digestive system which is already overloaded. This means you will feel the effects much faster and feel much better very quickly. 

How long does it take for our Hangover IV to start working?

It usually takes between 30-60 minutes for you to feel the benefits of our Hangover IV drip.

What are the levels of hangover severity?

IV therapy in general is FDA approved. Our nurses are overseen by our Medical Director, Abe Malkin, and every nurse is registered and certified per state standards.

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