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What Your Tongue Reveals About Your Health

Updated: Dec 27, 2018

Dr. Opperman was recently asked by ShareCare: "What does your tongue reveal about your health?"

His response will teach you that you should definitely be paying attention!

By Rose Hayes

Every day, your tongue sends you delightful information like how ice cream tastes, or what it’s like to be kissed. But this tiny muscle also can give clues about how the rest of your body is doing.

“Your mouth and, in particular, your tongue is a window to your body's health,” says David Opperman, MD an otolaryngologist, or ear, nose and throat doctor at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. Checking your tongue should be a daily habit. Here are 6 things your tongue could reveal about your health.

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