Your Health

How Your Tongue Tells About Your Health

What is the Tongue?

Our tongue is a functional organ that helps us chew, swallow, breathe, and speak. A healthy tongue is generally pink in color. It might indicate underlying health problems when the tongue is discolored in black, gray, white, purple, red, etc. Apart from color changes, texture changes can’t be neglected either. A healthy tongue is covered by small bumps (papillae) on the top and side. These raised small protrusions contain taste buds and allow people to differentiate a range of flavors: sour, sweet, bitter, salty, and savory. However, the emergence, such as deep grooves or hairs on the tongue surface should be noted and treated with care. The article will give a comprehensive guide on different tongue problems. Keep reading and learn how your tongue tells about your health! [1]