The global dysphagia diet thickening agents market was worth US$ 415 million in 2018, and is expected to witness a CAGR of 5% from 2019 to 2029. The prevalence of dysphagia is relatively high among the geriatric population, and it has been estimated that, around 10-20% of the geriatric population across the globe have swallowing difficulties. Advancements in the field of geriatric medicine have boosted the demand for dysphagia diet thickening agents. Improved patient compliance with better clinical outcomes are playing a vital role in the growth of the dysphagia diet thickening agents market. Moreover, increase in the demand for thickening agents from therapists, dieticians, and pathologists to reduce the risk of dysphagia is expected to be an important factor surging market growth. The worldwide demand for dysphagia diet thickening agents is anticipated to increase even more, as new vendors are introducing improved products.
Growing Adoption of Xanthan Gum as Efficient Thickening Agent
Swallowing issue in dysphagia patients is a major challenge that can be overcome using restorative resources such as diet adjustment, viscosity changes, temperature, volume, and flavor. Pre-thickened, colorless, stable, extended shelf-life, stable pH and temperature, and clean texture make xanthan gum more acceptable and appealing to dysphagia patients. The bioavailability of xanthan gum allows the efficient absorption of medications and nutrients. Additionally, xanthan gum is stable when it is used with amylase, which lowers the risk of aspiration in dysphagia patients.
Lack of Standard Diagnostic Procedure to Hamper Dysphagia Diet Thickening Agents Market Growth
Based on patient history and physical examination, dysphagia is diagnosed by gastroesophageal endoscopy and barium esophagram. Some other methods are utilized to confirm the diagnosis, which include X-rays, flexible endoscopy, and videofluroscopy procedures. However, classifying dysphagia as oropharyngeal, esophageal, and obstructive or neuromuscular symptom complexes is a challenge for physicians to do every time. For instance, videofluroscopy only evaluates the area of the mouth through the pharynx to the top of the chest, excluding evaluation of abnormalities in the oesophagus. To identify such abnormalities, the barium swallow exam is performed. Lack of a standard diagnostic test procedure to diagnose dysphagia is hampering the growth of the dysphagia diet thickening agents market.
North America to Dominate Dysphagia Diet Thickening Agents Market
North America holds a noteworthy market share in the global dysphagia diet thickening agents market with 36% of total revenue, and the market is expected to increase at a CAGR of 5.3% during the forecast period. Growing risk of dysphagia in the elderly population, increasing prevalence of neurological disorders such as dementia or Parkinson’s disease, and rising demand from clinicians are the factors expected to contribute to the dominance of North America in the global dysphagia diet thickening agents market. Increase in research & development activities and rising demand for powder & gel-type thickeners have allowed Europe to be the second-most lucrative region in the global dysphagia diet thickening agents market, which is expected to progress at a CAGR of 4.8% during the forecast period. Continuous rise in the incidence of dysphagia and developments in healthcare infrastructure are also boosting the demand for dysphagia diet thickening agents in Asia Pacific. Gain More Insights about this Report
Competitive Landscape of Dysphagia Diet Thickening Agents Market
The global dysphagia diet thickening agents market is characterized as a consolidated market, led by key players across the globe such as Abbott, Kent Precision Foods Group, Inc., Nestlé Health Science Danone S.A., and others. Investments in R&D to launch new product lines is the key strategy being adopted by manufacturers in the dysphagia diet thickening agents market. In May 2019, Danone Nutricia Research presented a study of the effect of a xanthan/guar gum-based thickener on the safety and efficacy of swallowing in patients with post-stroke oropharyngeal dysphagia (PSOD).
Increase in the number of dysphagia patients and growing demand for thickening agents are the main factors responsible for the growth of the dysphagia diet thickening agents market at an impressive rate, with North America and Europe holding substantial share of the global market. Solid monetary position of players and new collaborations for the effective management of dysphagia will drive the growth of the dysphagia diet thickening agents market over the coming years.
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