Dysphagia Management Market was valued at USD 726.5 million in 2021 and is poised to grow at a significant CAGR of 12.9% over 2022–2028. Dysphagia is becoming more common as the prevalence of various malignancies, particularly oral cancer, rises. Furthermore, some cancer treatments can create swallowing problems as a side effect, necessitating the usage of an appropriate dysphagia supplement to avoid further complications. Dysphagia is more common in persons who have Parkinson’s disease or stroke. One of the most severe adverse effects of smoking cigarettes for an extended period is dysphagia. While smoking tobacco kills around 6 million people each year, the dysphagia management market is progressively growing due to the increased frequency of oropharyngeal malignancies. Because of the devastating consequences of choking, dysphagia management has become critical in geriatric and juvenile populations. Proton pump inhibitors, feeding tubes, and nutritional treatments such as thickeners and beverages are some alternatives for dysphagia management. The appropriate dysphagia management option is determined by the severity of the condition. According to the World Heart Association, 15 million people have a stroke each year, with 6 million dying and 6 million becoming disabled, resulting in eyesight loss and speech impairment.As a result, the rising prevalence of stroke-related dysphagia and associated pharyngeal and laryngeal problems is propelling the dysphagia management market forward. Market players can concentrate on launching over-the-counter medications to treat dysphagia. For example, most Western European pharmaceutical corporations, such as Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson, are expanding into the OTC market as a contiguous out-of-pocket sector. Moreover, the market is likely to benefit from establishing standard definitions of dysphagia and malnutrition, an in-depth analysis of the link between causes and outcomes of dysphagia and emphasizing the significance of efficient and accurate screening. One of the most essential methods used by prominent market players in the dysphagia management landscape is to focus their efforts on acquiring smaller players in the dysphagia market. Furthermore, they are likely to focus on company expansion in the dysphagia management field outside of their major geographic markets.
Recent Market Developments:
In September 2020, Thick-It Brand announced the launch of a variety pack of dysphagia nutrition products. Purée Protein, Purée Vegetable, and Ready-to-Drink are all available in the new packets. The ready-to-drink alternatives are available in IDDSI Level 2 – Mildly Thick (nectar) and IDDSI Level 3 – Moderately Thick (honey) consistencies and feature the newly reformulated Thick-It Clear Advantage drinks. Purées can be found in IDDSI Lsevel 4 – Puree.