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7 Things Your Tongue is Saying About Your Health

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Your tongue is more important than you might give it credit for. Without it, speech would be almost impossible, and you wouldn’t be able to enjoy the taste of that coffee in the morning.

However, the tongue can also be a radar for health problems, according to Healthline.com. The condition may be related to the tongue itself, or it could be a completely unrelated neurological disorder. Here are seven things your tongue may be trying to tell you about your health…

 

1. Neuralgia

This painful condition along a (damaged) nerve is almost unbearable in some cases. Neuralgia pain can travel to the tongue, causing very unpleasant sensations, according to Healthline.com.

Neuralgia itself can be caused by a number of factors, from simple aging to degenerative diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis. If you are experiencing tongue pain without any visible injuries on your tongue (i.e., from biting it) then a trip to the physician may be in order.

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