Published On : April 2016
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.
Advantages of Enteral Nutrition
Following are some of the problems solved by Enteral Nutrition:
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.
For instance: when a suture line in an injured duodenum needs protection, to reduce the danger of leak we can use these tubes.
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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