The Superior laryngeal artery is a small piece of the arteria thyroidea superior (thyroid artery) which branches off from the arteria carotis externa (carotid artery).
The superior laryngeal artery supplies blood to the larynx and is built to maintain thyroid function through a connection with the larger arteries that attach to the thyroid gland.
Arteries are vital blood vessels and are part of the blood vessels that ensure that the organs get clean blood.
The superior laryngeal artery is a part of the laryngeal vein, which opens into the external carotid artery (carotid artery). The superior laryngeal artery (larynx artery) is located near the jawbone and enables the blood supply to this head area. This artery is expected to be present in all humans and does not grow as a result of blood vessel degeneration or any specific disorder
Since the superior laryngeal artery is not an independent organ or system, instead it is only part of a larger superior thyroid artery, attention must be drawn to its parent artery when finding its anatomical explanation of the term.
The superior thyroid artery is located in front of the larynx. This belongs to the respiratory organs. The superior laryngeal artery has three layers through which it is built up. The internal structure consists of endothelium (a special group of flat cells) and connective tissue. The third layer consists only of connective tissue. Inside is the second layer of muscles. The flexible vessel wall ensures the elasticity of an artery. The external carotid artery is linked to the cerebral artery in the direction of the brain.
The function of the superior laryngeal artery supports the oxygen supply to the brain. Arteries are vessels that supply organs, tissues and parts of the body with oxygen thanks to the blood supply and thus preserve their life. A heartbeat causes the blood fluid to travel to the surrounding arteries.
In connection with other arteries, the nearest organs are connected with all surrounding muscles and nerves and are enriched with oxygen. Arteries divert the blood from the heart and support the function of the entire circulatory system with this. Since the superior laryngeal artery also opens into the cerebral arteries, the superior laryngeal artery also promotes blood flow to the nervous system. In the immune defense, the arteries are generally important because the antibodies that defuse the invading pathogens are transported through the bloodstream.
Toxins that penetrate the body through the breath and with the food are eliminated during transport from the corresponding organ to the liver. Useful substances in food and therapeutic agents are also transported into the cells via the arteries. A balanced arterial pressure ensures a healthy speed in blood flow. In this function, all arteries, their segments and therefore also the superior laryngeal artery are involved.
In this context, the symptoms can also be mentioned that are usually triggered by an obstruction of an artery, especially since the function of the arteria laryngea superior does not differ from the functionality of the other arteries.
Thus, the superior laryngeal artery is also at risk of narrowing over the years. Blood clots can certainly also form in this area. If the superior laryngeal artery is narrowed, the thyroid artery (superior thyroid artery) may also be calcified. If the blood clots are not cleared, they can lead to a heart attack. Depending on the severity of the damage to the surrounding nerves, this can range from temporary severe cardiac problems to severe cardiac arrhythmias, damage to the heart muscles and disability.
These can lead to permanent impairment in the form of serious complaints or even be life-threatening. Psychological problems such as depression or anxiety can occur in the context of heart diseases. Cancer cells can also be transported to other organs via the path of the arteries and thus metastasize. The same hazards apply to the superior laryngeal artery as to other arteries. Risk factors are cigarette consumption, hypertension, metabolic diseases and age. Such diseases can aggravate the lesions on the vessels.
Serious heart disease can lead to weakness and further heart damage. Sometimes the side effects of medicinal preparations are also the cause of acquired heart conditions. In this case the preparation must be exchanged. In general, imaging tests will show changes in large arteries, such as the carotid artery. A wholesome diet as well as a satisfactory amount of physical activity can prevent arterial damage to a certain extent. Additional recovery measures are essential to adequately protect the arteries.
Often times, blood pressure medication or heart tonic are inevitable to prevent further changes in the arteries. If damage has occurred to the vessels, it normally cannot be completely repaired. Occasionally, a stent is used as an interim solution when the coronary arteries are narrowing to improve blood flow and avoid thromboses that cause infarcts. The aging process and life expectancy of a person are dependent on arterial health.