Respiratory/pulmonary diseases refer to conditions that affect lungs, bronchial tubes, upper respiratory tract, trachea, pleural cavity or nerves and muscles related to respiratory system. Some diseases such as common cold can be mild and self-limiting while diseases like pulmonary embolism or bacterial pneumonia can be life threatening. Most common respiratory diseases are asthma, cystic fibrosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and pneumonia.
There can be various causes leading to respiratory diseases. These include allergies, air pollution, genetic factors, viral, bacterial or fungal infections and unhealthy lifestyle such as smoking. Depending upon the causes, respiratory or pulmonary diseases can be broadly segmented into inflammatory lung diseases, respiratory tract infections, obstructive lung diseases, restrictive lung diseases, pleural cavity diseases and pulmonary vascular diseases. Symptoms for respiratory disorders may also vary depending upon the type of condition, however, the most common symptoms are breathing problems, coughing, uneasiness, swelling of fingers or toes, blood in cough and throat ache.
Several devices and tests, such as imaging, spirometry, peak flow test, blood gas test and lung volume test are used to detect chronic or acute pulmonary conditions. Respiratory test devices market is driven by increasing prevalence of various respiratory ailments, growing geriatric population and technological advancements.
Demand for drugs and treatments are also increasing with rising occurrences of respiratory diseases. A significant trend in this market is the use of biologics, which act by reducing inflammation caused in the respiratory tract and blocking the interleukins, making it as a preferred choice of treatment.
High number of small and big local and international companies operating in respiratory drugs market make it more competitive. AstraZeneca, Boehringer, GSK, Merck, Roche and Novartis are some of the major companies operating in the respiratory drugs market.
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