What the Color of Your Tongue Can Say About Your Health?
Have you noticed some weird texture or coloring of your tongue that doesn’t look normal to you? Of course, this does not refer to when you drink red wine or eat food that has a coloring texture. Usually, there is no need to freak out. A different color of the tongue can be normal. Dr. Lee Gause, founder and dentist at Smile Design Manhattan said:
“I have had patients that noticed a color change on the tongue and Googled what it means, and scared themselves silly by finding really dangerous conditions, when the real cause was that they took a medication for an upset stomach that changed the tongue color for a few hours.”
Needless to say, that finding a diagnosis while googling symptoms is never a good idea. You will never fail to find that you have a deadly disease.
When it comes to your tongue, lots of things can change the coating and color of your tongue.
According to Dr. Gause: “a grey coating can be related to Gastritis or Peptic Ulcer, while a brown coating is often correlated with lung issues.” What is the healthy color of a tongue? Probably the pink color is the most common and healthier color of a tongue. If you noticed that after brushing your teeth, your tongue looks different than normal visiting a doctor could be the best option for you. A doctor can help you find the reason behind the unusual color of your tongue.
Living Abroad and Mental Health
Homesick is a real state of mind. You can be homesick while living in a different state or country, but imagine a feeling of homesickness when you live in the different country where finding a cheap flight is not an option or where you don’t have time to fly back home.
People who live abroad may feel cultural shock right off the bat and they can feel the social difference which might have an impact on their confidence, social skills and overall, on their mental health.
The adaption phase is usually the most difficult one and the most challenging part in the life of those who live abroad. The process is more difficult if they moved alone leaving their family and friends behind. Starting a new life might sound exciting to some, but to many, this is a stressful and challenging phase which can be overwhelming as well.
Often times, people tend to look for something similar and familiar in a new country in order to cope with changes. We tend to look for those people from our country, who speak our language and know our culture.
Even if the first phase is exciting, the cultural shock might come after the initial excitement. In the adoption phase, it is crucial to recognize when and how to ask for help. Talking to our family members over Skype, or social media might help, but reaching out for professional help can be crucial for some people. Do not be afraid to admit that you need help.
Kanye West Talk on Mental Health Cancelled
Is someone like Kanye West the right person to talk about mental health? It really depends on whom he is talking to. Maybe some young people can be inspired to ask for help if their idol, Kanye West tells them to do so. However, with someone as controversial as Kanye you never know what he might say.
Charlamagne Tha God had an interview scheduled at New York’s Town Hall. However, Charlamagne Tha God posted on his Instagram account:
“Normalizing being mentally healthy is a conversation that I really wanted to have with Kanye because he’s been so vocal about his own mental health struggles… Unfortunately, I think to have that conversation with him right now would not be productive and a total distraction from the point of the conversation which is to eradicate the stigma of mental health especially in the black community…”
Kanye West has been vocal on being bipolar and refusing to take his medications which is often used as an excuse for his controversial behavior.