Disposable Incontinence Products Market Statistics

Rising prevalence of urine incontinence to fuel global disposable incontinence products market outlook

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Significant changes in lifestyle and growing elderly population will thrust disposable incontinence products market share in the next few years. The problem of incontinence is common and has affected millions of people around the world. According to Continence Foundation of Australia, more than 6 million Australians suffer from bowel or bladder control issues for several reasons and has created a large requirement for managing the disorder. The gradually increasing number of patients suffering different diseases will drive disposable incontinence products industry trends.

U.S. disposable incontinence products market, by disease, 2018 & 2025 (USD Million)

U.S. disposable incontinence products market, by disease, 2018 & 2025 (USD Million)

Urinary incontinence occurs when the process of storing and passing of urine is disrupted owing to various factors. According to Urology Care Foundation, around 33 million Americans suffer from overactive bladder (OAB), that represents symptoms of urgency and frequency with or without urge continence. Women usually experience urinary continence due to pregnancy, after delivery and with the number of children increasing, the prevalence of the disorder could also surge. This makes women adopt more products that control incontinence, helping expand disposable incontinence products industry revenues.

Unprecedented boom in global population will certainly escalate the occurrence of  incontinence among  women who have delivered a baby, as they tend to be more prone to the problem. This risk increases with the number of pregnancies, which applies true for both vaginal and cesarean method of delivery. Women after their menopause also tend to develop urinary incontinence, leading to increasing adoption of incontinence pads and pants designed for women, stimulating disposable incontinence products market over the forecast timeframe.

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A large number of men are suffering from OAB, a common urinary incontinence, in the United States. Men suffering from prostate issues have an increased risk of getting urinary incontinence owing to certain medications that worsens the affect. New products are being developed like underwear, undergarment pads and guards that will proliferate the male disposable incontinence product industry. Constant improvements in materials will help manufacturers introduce new and better products, promising substantial consumption of disposable incontinence garments, catheters and other products.

One of the fastest growing application segment is geriatric population suffering from the prevalence of urinary incontinence. There has been a drastic increase in the population of over 65 years over the past one century and it is expected to grow further. This segment warrants enormous consumption of healthcare services and the proportion of people who are aged more than 85 is expected to witness a major expansion, ranging from 10% to 19%, by 2040. The increasing number of elderly population will undoubtedly propel disposable incontinence products market outlook.

Rising prevalence of patients suffering from obesity also entails significant risk of experiencing urinary incontinence among adults. One in every four adults as well as one in every five children are the UK is estimated be affected by obesity. According to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 93.3 million adults in the U.S. have been affected by obesity during the year 2015-2016. Growing number of obese patients represents a notable requirement for incontinence management products in the future. Reportedly, U.S. disposable incontinence product market was valued at USD 2.3 billion in 2018.

Increasing cases of urinal incontinence have driven the growth of surgical treatment, which has boosted the utilization of urinary catheter as a major surgical tool used in hospitals to treat the disorder. This has contributed substantially towards the use disposable incontinence treatment solutions. Hospital segment accounted for more than 30% of disposable incontinence market share in 2018 and is expected to grow at a considerable pace.

Developing healthcare infrastructure and easy availability of critical health services have provided an improved access to necessary incontinence products worldwide. Enhanced distribution of disposable incontinence products through various channels, technological advancement materials used in the products and increasing awareness towards hygiene and personal care will reinforce disposable incontinence products market size in the forthcoming years.

Author NameRiya Yadav