Wednesday, 7 August 2013
WHAT THE COLOR OF YOUR TONGUE SAYS.
Look at the color of your tongue.
A healthy tongue should: Be pinkish in color
A dark red shade: Indicates inflammation
A brownish or black discoloration of the tongue is caused due of excess consumption of tobacco, gutka and paan.
A strawberry pink tongue could indicate the onset of scarlet fever or Kawasaki disease
A thick white coating could be due to the over secretion of bile in the liver and gall bladder.
When the tongue turns blue or purple, it's time to seek urgent medical help.
White patches can indicate a fungal infection or leukoplakia.
Look at the surface
A healthy person's tongue must be light pink and moist.
Lack of normal texture called a 'bald tongue' can occur due to deficiency of Vitamin B complex or Iron.
Patches or spots mean the person could be prone to allergies.
A dry tongue is a sign of stress, since the salivary glands are not functioning at optimum level.