3 Things Your Tongue is Trying to Reveal About Your Health

MucousThe tongue has its normal film on it but is the mucous is greasy, thick, yellow or white, it might be a sign of a mucous build-up and toxins in the bowels. In case it is accumulated in the middle of the tongue, it is a symptom of an issue with the small intestine, and if at the rear of the tongue, you have a colon problem.

Brown or Black FuzzDark hairs on the tongue can be extremely nasty but is not a sign of a major concern. According to Jack Der-Sarkissian, MD, a family physician with Kaiser Permanente in Southern California:

“Typically [black and hairy tongue] is brought on by smoking, drinking coffee and dark teas, or poor dental hygiene. Removing the offending cause, like smoking, and brushing the tongue or using a tongue scraper, may be all you need.”

Teeth Impressions on the Sides of the TongueThis is a symptom of a poor digestion or absorption of minerals. The cracks and teeth imprints are a symptom of an issue in the intestines, and teeth imprints can also indicate low stomach acid.

Persistent red lesionsThis can be an early sign of tongue cancer, but do not panic right away, and make sure you do not confuse them with a canker sore, patches, or red lesions, that resolve themselves within a few weeks. What you need to do is to immediately check it and diagnose the cause of the issue.

Keeping the tongue clean will support the health of the internal organs. Therefore, make sure you scrape it once or twice daily using a tongue scraper, and you will detoxify it, stimulate digestion, and the function of all body organs. Moreover, its daily observation is a useful preventative tool that will help you avoid serious health issues, and any positive changes will monitor your progress in terms of health.