Dr Oz: Bright Red Tongue Sign Of Anemia
According to Dr. Oz, there are three important color changes in different parts of the body that reveal an underlying medical condition that could be serious. He said it is important to pay attention to these types of clues because they might just be able to save your life.
Yellow Fingernails – Fingernails should always be a pinkish hue but if they start to turn yellow it could be a sign of high blood sugar levels, which could lead to diabetes. If you ever see your fingernails change colors, Dr. Oz said it would be best to have a doctor check your blood sugar levels.
Bright Red Tongue – Dr. Oz said your tongue should also be a pink hue but if it is bright red it could be a sign of a certain kind of anemia which means you need to eat more vitamin B12.
Bruises Or Purple Skin Patches – Dr. Oz said if you hit a body part on something and it begins to bruise, the bruise should first look bright purple and then gradually shift to a green or yellow color as it continues through the healing process. If you start to see parts of your body develop bruises but you can’t remember hitting yourself, it could be a sign of a clotting problem (If you don’t remember hitting yourself, it could also be amnesia). Either way, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible.
Dr Oz: Meanings Of Doctor Abbreviations
Dr. Oz finished off his show by sharing some of the most common abbreviations used by doctors. While we think “laugh out loud” when we see LOL, Dr. Oz said most doctors will think of something entirely different.
L.O.L. – Little Old Lady
D.I.N.K. – Did Not Keep Appointment
H.O.N.D.A. – Hypertension Obese Noncompliant Diabetic Adult
W.N.L. – Within Normal Limits