Bronchitis is a respiratory disease in which there is inflammation of the bronchi in the lungs. In other words, bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of bronchial tubes that carry air to and from the lungs. Some of the common signs and symptoms of bronchitis include cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, chest discomfort, production of mucus, etc.
The risk factor that increase the chances of bronchitis include cigarette smoking, gastric reflux, exposure to irritants during work such as chemicals, fumes, dust, etc., pollution, allergies, malnutrition, passive smoking, and so on. One of the most common complications of bronchitis is pneumonia that usually occurs when the infection spreads deeper into the lungs. This infection thereby causes the air sacs in the lungs to fill with fluid.
Bronchitis is classified into two type’s namely acute bronchitis and chronic bronchitis. Acute bronchitis is short term inflammation of the bronchi of the lungs. Acute bronchitis is also known as chest cold. Maximum cases of acute bronchitis are caused by viruses. The most common symptom of acute bronchitis is cough. The other symptoms include fever, shortness of breath, wheezing, etc.
Chronic bronchitis is a serious and long term inflammation of the bronchi of the lungs. It is one of the several lung diseases that are collectively known as chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. Chronic bronchitis is usually caused by repeated irritation and damage of the lung and airway tissue.
The major factor that propels the growth of the global Bronchitis Treatment Market includes large patient pool. In addition, the other essential factors that drive the growth of the market include unhealthy habits such as smoking, and also the rising level of chemical pollutants. Moreover, sedentary standard of living and availability of treatment for bronchitis is also fuelling the growth of the Bronchitis Treatment Market.
On the other hand, there are also factors that hamper the growth of the market such as patent expiry. The global Bronchitis Treatment Market is classified on the basis of treatment, class of drugs, end user and geography. On the basis of treatment, the global Bronchitis Treatment Market is classified as drugs and oxygen therapy. On the basis of class of drugs, the global Bronchitis Treatment Market is classified as antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, bronchodilators and mucolytics. On the basis of end user, the global Bronchitis Treatment Market is classified as hospitals, clinics, and drug stores. On the basis of geography, the global Bronchitis Treatment Market is classified as North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, and Asia Pacific excluding Japan, Japan and Middle East & Africa.
The North American region comprises the U.S., and Canada. Latin America comprises Mexico and Brazil. The Western European region comprises Germany, Italy, France, England, Spain, Nordic countries, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg. The Eastern European region comprises Poland, and Russia. Asia Pacific region comprises China, India, ASEAN, and Australia & New Zealand. The Middle East and Africa region comprises GCC, South Africa, and North Africa.
In case of geographical region, North America accounts a major share of the global Bronchitis Treatment Market owing awareness regarding health among people and also well-established healthcare infrastructure and facilities.
The North American region is followed by Europe. Europe presents second position in the global Bronchitis Treatment Market. Whereas, Asia Pacific is projected to witness fastest growth and show significant market share over the forecast period. Some of the prominent players that fuel the growth of the global Bronchitis Treatment Market include Boehringer Ingelheim, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited, Pfizer Inc., Sanofi Aventis, etc.
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