Fur on the tongue. What can cause fur on the tongue?
We should first of all mention that fur on the tongue can be the symptom of some diseases. However, a small amount of fur on the tongue is a norm for completely healthy people. That is why it is important to know how the tongue of a healthy person looks like.
The tongue of a healthy person is soft and tender. The color of it is pink. The movements of the tongue are free. A thin coat of white fur is an ordinary thing for a healthy person. Still, the outlook of the tongue depends on the climate and season. For example, in summer the coat of fur on the tongue is thicker than in winter. Sometimes it may look yellowish. In autumn the coat of fur is thinner, dryer and whiter that in summer.
If the coat of fur on the tongue is too thin it can signalize some diseases caused by the outer infection. However, the infection is not very dangerous and it did not manage to spread and attack the whole organism.
Mind that a thin coat of fur on the tongue is the coat through which one can see the body of the tongue.
Thick coat of fur on the tongue signalizes a more serious disease developing in a persons body. In this case the disease has already spread all over the organism and is disturbing its functioning. On the other hand, thick coat of fur on the tongue can signalize a chronic disease. Mind that a thick coat of fur on the tongue is the coat through which one cannot see the body of the tongue.
Let me remind you that a thin white coat of fur on the tongue is absolutely normal for a healthy person. But a thicker coat of fur on the tongue signalizes a disease (either chronic or respiratory). Moreover, it can signalize an inflammatory process in the lungs.
The color of the fur on the tongue can give you some information about the condition of your organism and diseases. Dense coat of fur on the tongue signalizes the retention of food in the bowels (i.e. constipation).
Yellow fur on the tongue signalizes some serious problems with the digestive system. The more intensive the color of the fur is the more serious disease you have. Moreover, yellow fur on the tongue means that you have undigested food not only in your bowels but in the stomach as well. It is important to mention that yellow fur on the tongue lasting for more than 5 days is a symptom of a liver disease.
Grey fur on the tongue signalizes chronic diseases of stomach and bowels (most frequently it is dehydration or hyperacidity). Anyway do not try to treat yourself as it will never do you good. Be wise and turn to specialists. As soon as you undergo a series of medical examinations they will prescribe you proper treatment.