Language without words is able to communicate a lot about the state of health of its "owner". To do this, just look at its color and shape. Some doctors by these parameters easily diagnose pathologies of the body.
What does the color of the tongue say?
If your tongue is pale pink and devoid of white coating, you do not have to worry about your health. This language speaks of the absence of obvious pathologies in the body.
The red color of the tongue indicates inflammatory and infectious diseases, as well as helminthic invasions. A bright red tint of the tongue indicates disorders in the functioning of the heart system and blood diseases.
The yellow color of the tongue signals problems with the gastrointestinal tract, liver and gallbladder. Also, this color can indicate jaundice. In addition, smokers often have a yellow tongue.
Blue “exposes” kidney disease.
A purple or bluish tongue may indicate heart or lung disease.
A gray tongue indicates problems with the digestive tract.
A whitish tongue indicates fungal infections, dehydration, and a cold or flu.
What does the color of the tongue plaque mean?
It may differ from the color of the tongue. The more plaque, the more significant the malfunction in the body. A thin white plaque is considered normal, which can be easily removed with a special brush for cleaning the tongue or tooth.
A thick white coating indicates intoxication of the body and an infectious disease.
Brown plaque signals lung disease.
A yellow bloom is a sign of a disturbance in the work of the digestive system.
Gray plaque gives out peptic ulcer and gastritis.
What does the shape of the tongue say?
If you have a thickened, swollen tongue with curled sides, you should see a gastroenterologist to check your liver and digestive system.
A thin tongue is a sign of problems with the circulatory system and metabolism.
If your tongue has an uneven longitudinal strip right down the middle, then you have a problem with your spine.
An enlarged, as if swollen, along the edges of the tongue indicates problems with the intestines and stomach.
A long tongue with an enlarged tip signals heart problems. As a rule, with this shape, it is also too red.
If your tongue has a bulge between the tip and the middle, check your lungs with fluorography.
What does the surface of the tongue say?
The tongue, which has an altered relief in places, is a sign of a catastrophic shortage of B vitamins in the body.
A tongue that is too smooth, as if polished, indicates a lack of riboflavin and folic acid.
If there are deep grooves on the tongue (often vertical), going from the center to the tip, then the work of the heart is impaired.
Grooves all over the tongue indicate problems with the digestive system and stomach. However, as well as pronounced vertical grooves along the edges of the tongue.
Excessively deep grooves in the tongue give reason to check the kidneys.
How to examine the tongue
It is best to inspect in daylight. Ideally, do this in the morning, before brushing your teeth. To do this, you need to open your mouth and stick out your tongue, you do not need to strain it, otherwise it will change its shape and color.