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What is the colour of your tongue? Different colours can indicate some serious diseases

Do you know that the colour of your tongue can tell a lot about your health? Different colours of the tongue can also indicate some serious diseases. Thus, the colour of one's tongue should not be ignored as it can provide valuable information about our overall health and well-being.

Written By: Kristina Das @https://twitter.com/KristinaDas2 New Delhi Published on: June 17, 2024 12:19 IST
Tongue colours can indicate some serious diseases
Image Source : FREEPIK Tongue colours can indicate some serious diseases.

When you fall ill and go to see a doctor, the doctor often looks at your tongue. Have you ever thought your health can also be judged by looking at the tongue? It is essential to notice the changing colour of the tongue. Different colours of the tongue can be a sign of various diseases. 

The colour of a person's tongue can provide important clues about their overall health and can even indicate the presence of certain diseases. A healthy tongue is typically pink in colour, with a thin white coating on the surface. However, changes in the colour, texture, or coating of the tongue can indicate underlying health issues.

The natural colour of the tongue 

Let us tell you that the natural colour of the tongue is pink. If your tongue is of any colour other than pink, then you should be careful. Let us try to gain some information about the different colours of the tongue.

  • Black colour- Sometimes the colour of the tongue can also turn black. The black colour of the tongue can be a sign of a dangerous and life-threatening disease like cancer. A black-coloured tongue can also be a symptom of a serious disease like fungus and ulcer.
  • White colour- If the colour of your tongue has become white, then the chances of dehydration in your body may increase. Apart from this, a white-coloured tongue can also indicate a serious disease like leukoplakia.
  • Yellow colour- Does your tongue also turn yellow? If yes, then you should focus on improving your digestion. The colour of the tongue can also turn yellow due to bacteria left in the mouth. A tongue of this colour can also indicate some problems in the health of the liver.
  • Red colour- The red colour of the tongue can indicate a deficiency of vitamin B and iron. The tongue of this colour can also be a symptom of flu, fever and infection. If you have also noticed the changing colour of the tongue, then immediately consult a good doctor.

Therefore, paying attention to the colour of one's tongue can serve as an important tool in identifying potential health issues and seeking prompt medical care. Regular dental check-ups and maintaining good oral hygiene can also help prevent the development of diseases related to the tongue.

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