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What Does Your Tongue Indicate About Your Health

One of the five sense organs, the tongue is a primary organ that aids the chewing process and helps in speaking. And to add to it, the tongue is also a prominent indicator of one's health. Check out these signs and make sure you are perfectly healthy.

What Does Your Tongue Indicate About Your Health

What Does Your Tongue Indicate About Your Health

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1) Black and hairy appearance

1) Black and hairy appearance

This indicates poor oral hygiene, which leads to constant bad breath and nasty taste in the mouth. This condition is not very serious and it clears up itself normally.

2) Yellow colored tongue

2) Yellow colored tongue

This indicates bacterial build up in the oral region. Regular and improved oral hygiene routine can treat this condition.

3) Localized Brown spot on tongue

3) Localized Brown spot on tongue

If red initially, it can be a sign of melanoma, a form of cancer.

4) Pale tongue

4) Pale tongue

This is a sign of vitamin deficiency. This may also indicate bacterial stuck in the papillae.

5) White tongue

5) White tongue

This indicates a weakened immune system. This makes you prone to many infectious diseases.

6) Purple tongue

6) Purple tongue

This is a sign of high cholesterol level in body. This may lead to heart related problems.

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