Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2019 - 2027

Global Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS) Market: Overview

  • Oral rehydration salt (ORS) is a glucose-based salt solution used for oral rehydration therapy, which is recommended by the United Nations Children's Fund and the World Health Organization (WHO) for use in the treatment or prevention of dehydration caused by diarrhea
  • Oral rehydration salt (ORS) solution contains 75 mmol/l of glucose and 75 mEq/l of sodium with osmolarity of 245 mOsm/l
  • Vomiting, high blood potassium, and high blood sodium are side-effects of the oral rehydration salt (ORS) therapy

Key Drivers of Global Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS) Market

  • In the near future, the global oral rehydration salt (ORS) market is expected to be driven by increase in the prevalence of diarrhea, rise in the demand for the oral rehydration salt (ORS) therapy in developing countries such as India, and growth in awareness about the hydration therapy
  • According to the WHO, diarrhea affects nearly 525,000 children every year and it is the second-largest cause of death among children aged 5 years or below. The organization also states that approximately 1.7 billion cases of childhood diarrhea are detected every year.
  • As per the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) – 2016, diarrhea was the eighth-largest cause of death among people of all ages

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Powder Segment to Hold a Significant Share of Global Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS) Market

  • Based on product, the global oral rehydration salt (ORS) market can be classified into tablets, powder, capsules, and others

Pediatric Segment to Witness Significant Growth in Global Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS) Market

  • Based on age group, the global oral rehydration salt (ORS) market can be classified into adult and pediatric. The pediatric segment accounts for a leading market share, owing to increase in the demand for oral rehydration salt (ORS) for use in the treatment of diarrhea and rise in the prevalence of malnutrition among children worldwide.
  • According to the BMC Public Health, the burden of malnutrition doubled in South Africa from August 2017 to December 2017, leading to negative health outcomes among children

Diarrhea Segment to Witness Significant Growth in Global Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS) Market

  • Based on indication, the global oral rehydration salt (ORS) market can be classified into diarrhea and others
  • The diarrhea segment is anticipated to gain significant share of the global oral rehydration salt (ORS) market during the forecast period. Increase in the number of government agencies framing policies and guidelines for the prevention and treatment of diarrhea and rise in the use of hydration solutions among adults and children are factors likely to drive the segment during the forecast period.

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