Beefy tongue is a condition where the tongue enlarges and “feels too big for your mouth”. It can be associated with hypothyroidism i.e. a condition where the thyroid doesn’t produce enough thyroxin.
See the “What is a Geographic Tongue?” video here. This is Tim McMahon, when he was in his 20’s, he developed an intestinal problem called Crohn’s disease. It got so bad that he couldn’t eat because of the pain. Needless to say, he lost a lot of weight. He went from a healthy athletic 130 […]
Gluten is a sticky substance that is part of wheat that helps hold bread together. Unfortunately, many people are sensitive to it. If you have this sensitivity it is called Celiac Disease (or Sprue) and eating gluten or wheat, (and to a lesser extent Rye and other grains) can cause stomach pain and actually damage your intestines. Although not commonly associated with Geographic Tongue, there is some evidence that a sensitivity to gluten might play a part in your tongue problems.
No Steroids! Many “experts” will tell you, “Geographic tongue is a common tongue problem that normally responds to topical steroids” they often add “antifungal and antibacterial medications may be used for symptomatic cases and topical or systemic cortisone or prednisone may also be effective”. In other words, spread some steroid paste on your tongue and […]
Nope! At least that is what the Doctors say! Ask any doctor… and he will tell you that there is no cure for Geographic Tongue. Then he will hasten to add that it is “Benign”… meaning it won’t kill you. But that’s little consolation if it’s your tongue that is an ugly mass of bald patches, white rings, […]