What Are the Possible Causes of Burning Chest?

Q:
What are the possible causes of burning chest?

A:
Many disorders may lead to subsequent burning sensation in the chest. Burning chest often leads to discomfort, aching pain, and perhaps even a metallic taste left in the mouth. Fortunately, most of the causes of burning chest are not severe and can easily be cured.

The possible causes of burning chest include:

  • Heartburn
  • Heart attack
  • Esophagitis
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Panic attacks
  • Angina
  • Respiratory infections
  • Pericarditis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Injury to the chest or ribs
  • Certain medications
  • Certain foods
  • Alcohol abuse

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