Your Tongue Reveals A Lot About Your Health, Find Out How!

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This is said to be the strongest muscle in the human body. But the fact doesn’t end there. The human tongue is also an indicator of the what’s on the “inside”

i.e. Tongue gives us an indication of our health.

Whenever you visit a doctor, the first thing he does is to check your tongue. Ever wondered what is he checking on the tongue? This is one type of assessment which doctor does to check the state of current health.

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Let us check what does your tongue reveal, so next time when you go to the doctor you can ask them this question!

Stick out your tongue and notice the following things on it!

White patches

Indicates: – Overgrowth of candida, which is yeast/thrush

Treatment: – Can be treated with an anti-fungal rinse or pill

Black and hairy looking appearance

Indicates: – A yeast infection, diabetes, cancer or poor oral hygiene/ Smoking & Chronic Alcoholism

Treatment:  Depends on the cause of the above-mentioned choices.

Red and white sports

Indicates: – Areas where your taste buds have worn down (In some cases, it may be indicative of an Oral Cancer)

Treatment: it is common, treatment is not required.

Redness

Indicates: – A deficiency in folic acid, B12 or iron or fever or strep throat

Treatment: Folic acid tablet or antipyretics will also help in this case.

Webbed or striped look

Indicates: a Chronic condition called oral lichen planus caused by the immune system attacking the cells

Treatment: Same as one for lichen planus

Ridges

Indicates: – It usually results out of teeth pressing into the tongue which happens while you are sleeping

Treatment: Nothing to worry, it goes off on its own.

Bumps

Indicates: – canker sores and herpes

Treatment: Medications for both can help to get rid of these bumps.

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