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Research Article on US and Europe Enteral Nutrition/Feeding Market: Company Profiles, Market Landscape, Demand and Forecast to 2023

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About Enteral Nutrition

Enteral Nutrition is used for those patients who are facing problems in eating normally and also have problems on functioning of gastrointestinal tracks. This is provided to the people those facing problems with poor chronic neurological or mechanical dysphagia or with poor voluntary intake or gut dysfunction and people who are critically ill. Enteral Nutrition is also a mean of medications, nutrients, water and vitamins to enter the stomach, intestine and jejunum through various ways. Enteral Nutrition now is being used by most of the hospitals and ambulatory care plus feeding devices are being used. Children may require Enteral Feeding in case of metabolic nutrition, malnutrition and also for children with neuromuscular disorder.

Major Companies

  • Abbot Laboratories 
  • Danone S.E
  • Global Health Products Inc.
  • Victus Inc.
  • Nestle S.A
  • Hormel food Corporation
  • Fresenius Kabi AG
  • Mead Jhonson Nutrition Company
  • Vygon
  • Shield Health care

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Advantages of Enteral Nutrition

Following are some of the problems solved by Enteral Nutrition:

  • Postoperative patients with limited oral intake
  • Elective Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Gastrointestinal cancer surgery
  • Early post pyloric feeding
  • Patient with severe pancreatitis.

Allergies and Intolerances

Allergies and intolerances are common for most of the people so as it is easy to forget but it is most important to understand and avoid what the patient is avoiding in his daily oral diet. While taking these tubes some of the patients may tend to ease off on their daily food restrictions. Allergies and intolerances may cause difficulty in choice of tube feeding formula. Some basic allergies are Egg protein allergy, soy protein allergy, milk protein allergy etc.

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Market Segmentation/Types

  • NG&NJ  Nasoenteric feeding tubes: when the level of the nutrition support is expected to be short these types of tubes are required
  • Enterostomy feeding tubes: Are mainly used when the Enteral Nutrition is needed to last up to or more than 8 weeks and it should be suitable for the patient’s body
  • Gastrostomy feeding tubes: this tube is inserted directly through the abdominal wall into the stomach for long term support( more than 4 to 6 weeks)
  • Jejunostomy feeding tubes: These are specialized tubes used for jejunal feeding, it is inserted into the proximal jejunm creating a tract between the jejunum and the abdominal surface

Market Conditions

The global Enteral Nutrition market is expected to grow at CAGR moderate CAGR from 2015 to 2023. The high growth of this market is due to the rapid growth of populations and diseases. However there are some complications such as Rise in price of the Formulas/ Nutrients, risk of feeding and medication errors which are stuck to Enteral Nutrition which may hamper the growth of the market..  

During 2013 to 2015 North America was the largest market for the Enteral Nutrition market followed by the Europe and Asia Pacific. The demand for these products is growing more in the Asia Pacific because of growing population, large patient pool of chronic diseases, increasing per capita income and rapidly developing health care infrastructure.

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