Medical Devices Industry Reports Enteral Feeding Devices Market - Page 2

REPORT DESCRIPTION Enteral Feeding Devices Market – Overview Nutrition is one of the most vital elements needed for maintaining health and in the management and prevention of various diseases. Nutritional support is given to people who are unable to get sufficient nourishment through diet (eating or drinking). Enteral feeding is the deliverance of nutrients straight into the digestive tract through a tube. This tube is generally placed into the duodenum, jejunum or stomach through mouth, nose or through percutaneous route. Enteral feeding is used to feed individuals who are unable to get an adequate diet through oral intake either from food or nutritional supplements, or patients who cannot eat/drink safely. The process of enteral feeding is commonly used in patients with dysphagia (impairment of drinking, eating, and/or swallowing) The increase in the geriatric population and rise in the number of preterm births has led to the rise of the patients requiring enteral feeding devices. Additionally, higher occurrence of chronic diseases, including diabetes, cancer, gastrointestinal diseases, and neurological disorders, coupled with the rising need for patients’ ease throughout hospitalization and recent technological innovations, are some of the key factors fuelling the growth of the global enteral feeding devices market. Complexities associated with the use of these devices, severe policies for compensation in underdeveloped and developing economies, and existence of low-cost local competition are some of the factors restraining the market growth.