A burning sensation behind the breastbone always occurs in the background of the development of the pathological process in cardiovascular system and other organs and systems, localized in this region.
Discomfort, pain, a burning sensation in the retrosternal region may cause:
- Diseases of vessels and hearts (often angina, myocardial infarction);
- Excessive physical loads and psycho-emotional nature;
- Diseases of the respiratory system;
- Injuries of the spine and chest area;
- Cancer processes.
Because of the nonspecific nature of the symptom to establish the cause alone is quite difficult, this will require examination, including laboratory tests of urine and blood tests for tumor markers, x-rays, ultrasound, gastrointestinal studies.
Immediately contact a doctor if the burning sensation is accompanied by severe pain in the chest, coughing, loss of consciousness, if the burning sensation radiates to the jaw, shoulder blade, shoulder, if the symptom persists for 15 minutes in a calm state, if you experience rapid heartbeat, vomiting, sweating.