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This is What Your Tongue Has to Say About Your Health!

Most of us don’t really think about our tongues on a daily basis. They’re one of those body parts that are important but tend to be forgotten… until we eat something too hot. Like other parts of the body, the tongue can show signs of illness or trauma to let us know that something isn’t quite right. Being able to recognize these seven signs associated with your tongue can help you pinpoint what’s wrong.

1. If Your Tongue is Cracked…

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A “crack” down the middle of your tongue can develop with age. If you notice fissures in your tongue, it’s most likely harmless. Only about 2-5% of the U.S. population has a fissured tongue. It may be genetically inherited. If you notice a fissure that is accompanied by unexplained facial or lip swelling, make an appointment with your doctor. It could be the sign of a rare disease called Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome.

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