Your tongue is not just about the five senses but its appearance tells a lot about the overall health of an individual
When we visit a doctor for any illness, the first thing he asks is ‘stick out your tongue’. Your tongue does not just help us to eat and speak but also is an indication of our health. Specific characteristics of the tongue may point out towards a particular health condition. The colour and texture of your tongue can be a clear picture of your overall health. According to the study, looking at the tongue’s surface and condition, one can diagnose about 14 health conditions related and diseases. Dr Arpit Jain, Consultant, Internal Medicine, Artemis Health Institute says, “The tongue can signal signs of a cough, fever, jaundice, headache or bowel habits and helps doctors make their diagnosis.”
Sr. Consultant Dr Punit Purthi, Asian Hospital shares what the different tongue colours denote about health:
You will feel several tiny nodules on the tongue, which are a little fuzzy and hairy as well. A change in this surface type is not a dangerous health condition but can be due to some underlying health problem. Following are the surface types in the human tongue that are symptoms of some of the other health problems:
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We may all have had that ugly tongue biting experiences, leaving a sore spot. In some cases, it might indicate something else:
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