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What The Colour Of Your Tongue Says About Your Health

The tongue can be described as a muscular organ in the mouth of a typical vertebrate which manipulates food for mastication and swallowing as part of the digestive process. This organ functions primarily for taste. However, the colour of the tongue varies and may indicate the state of an individual's health. In this article, the diverse tongue colours and their health implication, and the ways to maintain a healthy tongue will be discussed.

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Tongue Colours And Their Health Implication:

1 Pink tongue: the pink shade indicates a healthy tongue.

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2 Purple tongue: this could mean poor blood circulation or heart condition.

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3 Black tongue: this might indicate poor oral hygiene, medications like tobacco or health issues such as diabetes and Hiv.

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4 Red tongue: this might indicate the deficiency of vitamin B as well as an allergic reaction.

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5 Blue tongue: this might indicate the lack of oxygen in the blood.

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6 White tongue with patches: this indicates yeast or fungal infection.

7 Green or yellow tongue: it indicates the build up of bacteria.

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8 Grey tongue with greyish white patches: it indicates eczema.

How To Maintain A Healthy Tongue:

1 Drink plenty of water.

2 Brush regularly.

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3 Rinse your mouth thoroughly.

4 Drink green tea.

5 Visit your clinic for regular check up.

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