The color of our eyes, nails and tongue reveals a lot about our health. If there is a slight change in the color of the tongue, then one can get an idea of health.
There can be many reasons behind the change in the color of tongue. You can guess many types of diseases by the color of the tongue. At times the color of the tongue changes for some time due to medicines or any food, but if the color of your tongue changes for a long time, then it means that there is a problem.
Today we are going to tell you facts by which you can find out about the color of the tongue and the problems caused by it.
What should be the normal tongue color?
Normally the color of the tongue is light pink. It is also a perfectly normal condition to have a light white coating on it.
White– If the color of the tongue has become white then it means that your oral hygiene is very bad and it is a problem of dehydrated body. If the coating on the tongue looks like a layer of cottage cheese, then you may also have leukoplakia due to smoking. Sometimes the color of the tongue becomes white due to flu.
Yellow – The color of tongue of some people starts turning yellow. From this you can understand that there is a lack of nutritious elements in the body. Apart from this, due to disturbances in the digestive system, liver or stomach problems, the color of the tongue starts turning yellow.
Brown – People who consume more caffeine may have brown colored tongue. The color of the tongue of many smokers also becomes brown. A permanent layer of brown color gets deposited on the tongue of people who smoke.
Black– If the color of your tongue has started turning black then you need to be careful. The color of the tongue of chain smokers also starts turning black. Apart from this, the color of the tongue starts turning black even if there is cancer, ulcer or fungal infection.
Red– If the color of your tongue has started turning red in a strange way, then there may be a deficiency of folic acid or vitamin B-12 in the body. If a red spot is seen on the tongue, then it is called Geographic Tongue.