# What is Bronchitis
# Symptoms of Bronchitis
# Causes of Bronchitis
# Risk Factors That Causes Bronchitis
# Bronchitis Detections
# Bronchitis Treatment
# Prevention of Bronchitis
Risk Factors That Causes Bronchitis
For both acute and chronic bronchitis suffers, the greatest risk factor is from smoking, either if you are a smokers or you are exposed to secondhand smoke. Other factors that increases you risk of contacting bronchitis may include:
- Low resistance - This may be a result from another acute illness, such as a cold, or from a chronic condition that compromises your immune system.
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease - The acids from the stomach persistently comes back up into your esophagus are likely to cause a chronic cough, usually through a reflex mechanism.
- Exposure to certain irritants on the job - If you are working in an environment which you are constantly exposed to cotton, flax, hemp dust, chemical fumes from ammonia, strong acids, chlorine, hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide or bromine you are running a higher risk of developing occupational bronchitis. Occupational bronchitis usually clears up when you are no longer exposed to these substances.