Hangovers are a common enough problem that researchers have been looking for ways to alleviate them.
While drinking water after alcohol helps a bit, it just makes you want to go to the bathroom less frequently. However, there has been some talk about an easy solution for hangovers. That’s an IV drip loaded with vitamins and nutrients.
Surprisingly, some celebrities like Adele have given it positive reviews. However, as you will expect from a recreational IV, it caused some controversies when popular model Kendall Jenner was hospitalized after some medical complications.
What Studies Say About Iv Drips
According to Ali S. Raja, an expert in Emergency Medicine, IV drips are not as consistently effective when you use them medically. He said he would love a medication that would allow him to heal his patients faster and make them feel better after a rough night, but medicine doesn’t work that way. He said an IV drip would help a patient that is very malnourished and dehydrated, but when patients aren’t doing any of these things, they likely don’t benefit in any measurable way. The good doctor explains that if patients feel better after IV drips, it is possible that they could have felt better within that period without the drips.
Dr. Raja says the placebo effect is potent, so the fast-acting cure might have something to do with doing something in general and not the IV drip itself. He also advised people with heart or kidney diseases to only receive the treatment if a Doctor ordered it because it’s a medical procedure that can come with complications. If you have to undergo the procedure, go to an expert, as IV sites can bleed, get infected and even leave scars if not done correctly.
You need to take into consideration the fact that receiving an IV drip is something you should only do if your doctor recommends it. Since the Food and Drug Administration does not oversee IV drips, you don’t know what is being pumped into your veins.
The doctor adds that the best ‘cure’ for a hangover is drinking in moderation and staying hydrated.
If you’re going to spend a lot of money (and it is an expensive procedure), you might as well make sure it’s worth it. Instead, we propose a more straightforward and inexpensive treatment: Eating a big meal.