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How To Deal With Hangover Dizziness And Vertigo

Waking up with a harsh hangover after a big night out drinking can quickly ruin your day. The side effects of a hangover can be numerous and affect your entire body. From headaches and nausea to vertigo and fainting spells, there are many ways a hangover can affect you and make everyday life challenging to deal with.

Among the various symptoms stemming from a hangover, dizziness and vertigo are among the worst because they impact your balance and ability to stand and can lead to further injury if not treated. Vertigo and dizziness can occur for many reasons, such as an imbalance in the inner ear. Knowing how to deal with the associated symptoms is critical to minimize the risk of further injury.

Understanding Hangovers, Dizziness, and Vertigo

A hangover is a condition caused by excessive drinking. More specifically, it is a set of symptoms caused by drinking too much. Alcohol affects and can disrupt multiple systems in the body simultaneously and causes dehydration, which can result in many of the symptoms we experience. The primary culprit for dizziness and vertigo from alcohol consumption is dehydration.

Dehydration is a known consequence of excessive alcohol intake and can lead to problems with the inner ear and balance. Another reason that alcohol consumption can cause vertigo and dizziness is that alcohol can cause inflammation throughout the body, including the inner ear.

Dizziness is a milder form of vertigo where maintaining balance is difficult. Vertigo gives the sensation that one is moving or spinning, which can lead to frequent falling and nausea, and vomiting.

Factors Contributing to Hangover Severity

What actions can work to worsen hangover symptoms? Several factors contribute to hangover severity.

  • First, the amount of alcohol you drink directly corresponds to the severity of hangover symptoms and how prolonged the hangover may be.
  • Second, your hydration level significantly affects how drained you feel and the harshness of your symptoms.
  • Lastly, your sleep quality and nutrient intake are also linked to your hangover’s severity and symptoms.

Alcohol causes your body to dehydrate rapidly, and this can cause you to lose the nutrients that your body needs to function correctly. Overindulgence in alcohol and poor sleep is the perfect recipe for an unpleasant hangover.

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Remedies to tackle hangover dizziness and vertigo

If you suffer from hangover dizziness and vertigo, there are several ways to regain your balance and start feeling better quickly.

Start by rehydrating as quickly as possible. Water or sports drinks with lots of electrolytes are excellent for rehydrating quickly. Eating a nutritious breakfast with different vitamins and minerals can help restore your body to normal.

If you severely lack hydration or nutrients, a hangover IV is the most effective choice for quickly returning to feeling like your usual self.

Natural remedies for hangover dizziness and vertigo

Home remedies and natural methods can help treat many of the unpleasant symptoms of a hangover. Acupuncture may reduce muscle soreness and improve mobility and can even be used as a treatment for headaches.

Herbal teas and essential oils have anti-inflammatory effects that can help with dizziness and vertigo and help calm the stomach. Meditation and yoga are excellent relaxation techniques that can help improve sleep and restfulness, leading to a faster recovery.

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Last Words

A hangover can have serious side effects. So long as you take it slow, learn the beneficial ways to manage the symptoms, and focus on your health, it is possible to treat a hangover instead of letting it ruin your day. Rehydrate, eat healthy food, get plenty of rest, and consult your doctor if symptoms worsen.
It’s always best to avoid drinking alcohol beyond moderation. That said, if you wake up with a painful and disorienting hangover, these tips can save you invaluable energy and time when trying to recover.

Get Your Hangover IV

Recover from a big night out with our hangover IV. This treatment helps relieve hangover symptoms by rehydrating, restoring, and replenishing your body. Infusions take less than an hour and are administered by one of our licensed nurses.

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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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