Oxidative stress and inflammation is largely the cause of hangovers. Dehydration also causes them, but only to a certain extent. From IV treatments in Las Vegas and hangover prevention pills, here are a few tips to dodge a hangover while enjoying a fun weekend in Las Vegas:
- Drink sensibly:
While there’s no set rule to determine how many drinks can cause a hangover, men usually can stomach around 5 to 7 cocktails over a period of 4 to 6 hours and women can take up to 3 to 5 drinks. But alcohol reacts differently to different people – a lot depends on your age, health, and even genetic conditioning. In fact, the same person can react differently depending on what he/she drinks. For example, some brands of whiskey and brandy are more likely to cause a hangover than beer or vodka.
- Eat sensibly:
Food helps metabolize alcohol. This is not because of the commonly held belief that carbs soak up the alcohol, but because when you have eaten well, the stomach’s pyloric sphincter closes tightly leaving the alcohol metabolizing enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase in the stomach for a longer time rather than passing through the small intestine. Meals that include red meat are high in amino acids, and B vitamins – nutrients that help the body metabolize alcohol quickly.
- Hangover pills:
Try the hangover prevention pills. These supplements prevent a hangover by helping the body process alcohol. Take them before drinking so that you wake up guilt-free in the morning.
- Don’t drink too much water:
You can’t dilute the alcohol in your system by drinking too much water. Rather, you’ll end up putting too much stress on the body and may even have to frequent the bathroom. All of this is sure to mess up your sleep leaving you tired and groggy in the morning. Drink a glass or two of water and leave another on the table to drink if you feel thirsty.
The old wives tales about poison curing poison aren’t true for alcohol – drinking alcohol immediately in the morning doesn’t work. Call us at 702 660 0128 if you’ve had a little too much to drink and need help with IV treatments in Las Vegas!