As a child, I was taught not to stick out my tongue but it turns out that the tongue can be an extremely important gauge of overall health. From vitamin deficiencies to more serious health threats, the truth is often written on your tongue.
The Main Focus Areas of Your Tongue
There are three main focus areas that you need to check when you examine your tongue:
- The first is tongue color. The color of your tongue can tell you a lot about your circulatory system and it may also tell you about levels of oxygen in your body.
- The second area that is important is the coating. Tongue coating can give you an indication of how well your digestive system is working.
- Finally, the tongue tip and sides of the tongue are also important tools for self-diagnosis.
Here are some of the more common things you may see on your tongue and what they mean:
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