What Are Some of the Main Causes of a Burning Chest?

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Main causes of a burning sensation in the chest are lung conditions, heart conditions and gastrointestinal issues, according to Healthgrades. Less common causes include anxiety attacks and injuries to the area, such as fractured ribs.

A heart attack, angina or any other condition in which blood flow to the heart or lungs is restricted can cause a burning feeling in the chest, states Healthgrades. It may also feel like the chest is burning when the lungs are infected or inflamed or when a person has heartburn; the degree of pain typically increases in accordance with the severity of the heartburn.