Pain In The Ribs Behind The Chest When Drinking?
In the afternoon I am 30 years old, sometimes I feel pain in my left and right ribs when drinking, or to be precise behind my chest, it happens if I sit a lot or on my stomach, what is an ulcer disease or what ??
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One of the causes of pain in the ribs behind the chest is stomach ulcers, or more precisely called gastritis. Gastritis itself occurs when the inner lining of the stomach wall becomes inflamed. Pain due to gastritis is usually sharp, stinging, feels hot like burning, accompanied by bloating, tightness, gasping, nausea, or even vomiting. This pain is often exacerbated by consumption of several types of drinks, for example those containing caffeine, alcohol, or those that are acidic. It could also be severe pain when you eat late, consume excessively spicy, sour, oily, or gassy foods. Several types of drugs, for example, anti-pain, anti-inflammatory, antibiotics, and so on can also make complaints worse. Often also, in more severe conditions, the pain will radiate to other areas, such as the back, neck, or other parts of the stomach. The habit of lying down after eating (either lying on your back or on your stomach) can put more pressure on the stomach area so that complaints often get worse.
Often times, the exact cause of gastritis isn't clear. However, various factors, such as aging, bacterial infection in the gastrointestinal tract, consumption of long-term pain relievers, autoimmune disorders, alcohol consumption, psychological stress, to the presence of other diseases, such as HIV or colitis, can increase your risk of developing gastritis. This condition, if it recurs very often, should be checked directly by a doctor or an internal medicine specialist. Because, if you don't get adequate treatment, inflammation in the stomach wall in the long term can lead to bleeding and the formation of ulcers that are more difficult to heal.
Apart from gastritis, your complaints may also arise from other triggers, for example GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), fibromyalgia, pleurisy, pneumonia, peptic ulcers, cholangitis, stomach cancer, psychosomatic disorders, heart problems, and so on. With a direct doctor's examination, each of these conditions can certainly be distinguished, not only through ordinary physical examinations, but also assisted by supporting tests if necessary (for example endoscopy, ultrasound, X-rays, laboratory tests, and so on).
In the meantime, so that the complaints subside, you can first do the following steps:
Apply warm water to the area around the ribs and chest
Make it a habit not to lie down immediately after eating, at least give a break of 2 to 3 hours
Reduce consumption of foods and drinks that can trigger gastritis (as mentioned above)
Eat regularly, small portions but often
Control your emotions wisely
Exercise regularly at the same time to maintain body weight so as not to overdo it
Do not consume drugs carelessly
Hope it helps ..