This is an incredibly important and interesting article. I’ve never thought about how an elastic flap would protect the food that we consume. However, I’m still a bit of a foodie, so I thought I’d share my thoughts on the subject.
This invention is the “stairway of the throat.” When the mouth, pharynx, and larynx are properly aligned, a food bolus can pass into the esophagus without the need of swallowing. This invention is the “stairway of the throat.” When the mouth, pharynx, and larynx are properly aligned, a food bolus can pass into the esophagus without the need of swallowing.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of an under-the-mouth technique called the modified laryngoscopy to remove food from your larynx. This procedure is used to remove food that is stuck between the two sides of the vocal cords.
The mucous membrane that covers the inside of the mouth and nose is the flap of cartilage that protects your internal organs from food or fluids entering the mouth and lung. When you swallow food, the mucous membrane that covers the inside of the mouth and nose is stretched to break it down. When this occurs, liquid and other substances can penetrate the flap. It is important to know when you are eating or drinking to avoid these problems.
What if a food was designed so that it could become trapped by a flap of elastic cartilage that was designed to protect that food from entering the larynx when swallowing? What if you could do that? There are several foodstuffs that are designed this way, and more are being designed in the future.
It’s true that the majority of us have trouble swallowing food. The reason, it’s because the food goes in the larynx, but it doesn’t come out the back of the mouth. The elastic cartilage that helps to protect your food is called the flap of cartilage. However, the way it’s designed, the flap of cartilage can actually trap a piece of food to give it a good chance of staying in the mouth.
The Food Protection Technology Institute (FPTI) is a non-profit organization that has been awarded its first patent in April for its new edible laryngeal flap. FPTI is now developing this new technology across various markets to help protect the health of people around the world.
The flap of elastic cartilage that protects food from entering the larynx when swallowing is the most common and serious food impaction problem. This is one of the most common problems patients talk about when they come in with a difficult swallow. The problem is that as food is eaten, the food slides down into a space between the mucosa and the hyoid bone. The larynx then moves up into the wind pipe, allowing food to enter the airways.
The larynx is located at the back of your throat, and is where food is swallowed. It has two functional sides, the back and front, allowing food to be placed in any order it is ready. It is one of the most sensitive parts of the body to injury and can be injured easily and quickly. The larynx acts as the windpipe for air, helping with the breathing process and also serving as a part of the vocal cords which transmit sound.