Your tongue can tell you a lot about your health and physical condition. Based on how your tongue appears, its texture and colour, one can usually detect various ailments quite early. It’s therefore advisable to often check this unmistakable indicator of human health. The tongue alerts us to the worsening of any physical conditions.
‘When your doctor asks you to stick out your tongue, he could be looking for signs of anaemia, cyanosis – when not enough oxygen reaches the lungs – infections such as thrush, dehydration and kidney problems,’ says Dr Richard Halvorsen.
‘Tongue diagnosis carried out by a western trained doctor is based on scientific evidence and is an effective way of spotting symptoms,’ he says.