Pain Under The Ribs When Consuming Lots Of Water?
Hello, My name is Anto, 28 years old. I want to ask about the pain that I often experience at the bottom of the left rib (near the waist) when drinking more than 1.5 liters of water per day. The symptoms of pain are absent if I drink less than 1.5lt. Do I have a problem with my kidney? Additional information, I used to be a coffee addict but now I have limited it to a maximum of 3 glasses per day and also I was an alcoholic about 8 years ago. Now I do workouts more often about 4 to 5 times a week and my trainer suggests drinking more than 2 liters of water per day. Thank you for your time and I am waiting for your response.
Hello Anto, thank you for asking.
First, your action to reduce caffeine and alcohol is the right thing to do. You have also adopted a healthy lifestyle with a regular exercise. Adult water consumption needs range between 2 L per day. There are also some people who calculate water needs based on BB in kg x 30. Water needs naturally increase according to physical activity, ambient temperature, and body temperature. When you exercise, of course your water needs will increase.
Actually, your actions to drink 2 L of water per day is right, and should not have kidney problems. Pain in the stomach or waist can be caused by disorders of the digestive tract or urinary tract. Urinary tract disorders can affect the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra. Generally, urinary tract disorders are infections or stones.
If there are complaints such as urination, the amount and frequency decreases, the color of urine becomes yellow or dark brown, swelling arises in the legs, and accompanied by shortness of breath, then you may experience impaired kidney function. Consult this matter with an internist. The doctor may need to do urinalysis, check kidney function and liver function from blood, and ultrasound.
In the meantime try to keep drinking water in an optimal amount so that kidney function is not disrupted due to dehydration. Drink more water before exercise and after exercise. Drink gradually, no more than 500-600 ml in one hour.
Thus our brief explanation, I hope you benefit. Regards.