I have a strong steady burning sensation right where my sternum comes together?

I have a strong steady burning sensation right where my sternum comes together. I can’t sleep with the discomfort. I can feel the heat, on that area, when I touch it. I have tried drinking cold water, and , placing a cold wet wash rag on it, but, it still remains very hot.

Age: 72
Medications: atorvastatin, metoprolol, isosorb,jordiance,finofibrate,metformin, terazosin, finasteride,aspirin,allopurinol
General Information: A quadruple, and a double heart bypasses. A stent put in. A belly-button hernia. Slightly leaking valve. High blood pressure, type 2 diabetes. .

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Dr. Deepak Patel

Hello. Burning sensation could be caused by a number of problems. Acid reflux or GERD. Irritation and inflammation of the cartilage around sternum or hiatal hernia. If your burning is associated with other common signs of heart attack such as pressure, shortness of breath, dizziness you need to go to an ER. Otherwise, try to eat small frequent meals. Elevate head when you sleep. Avoid fried or spicy foods. Take OTC anti acid medication. If pain persist you should consult with a gastroenterologist and perform an endoscopy. Thank you for your question.

Arti Sharma
1:50 am

It could be due to gastritis,GERD or costochondritis.
take small frequent meals.
Take dnner at least 2 hours before sleep.
Go for walk daily
Avoid fried fatty foods.
Costochondritis occurs due to viral respiratory infections.
Consult physician
take care!