Dr Oz: What Lip Color Says About Your Health

Dr Oz did a segment to teach us about what your lip color is telling you about your overall health.  Doctor Oz said that your lips change as you age, and we all get dry and cracked lips during the winter sometimes, but dry or cracked lips could be a sign of something seriously wrong.  When you are young, your lips are thick and have a nice epidermis, but as you age, your lip color can become more dull, your lips can get thin and it can become harder to keep your lips moist. Dr Oz Lip Color

Anemia Causes Pale Lips

Dr Oz said that if your lips get pale, it could be because not a lot of oxygen carrying red blood cells are going to your lips.  Thus, it is often the case that Pale Lips indicates Anemia in a person.

Heart & Lung Disease Cause Blue Lips

Dr Oz said that blue lips can mean Heart Disease or Lung Disease, because when your red blood cells give up their oxygen, then the blood gives off a blue color since its de-oxygenated.

Liver Disease Causes Yellow Lips

Dr Oz said that as bile builds up from Liver Disease, your skin can become jaundiced and you can get yellow lips.


  1. Jenny says

    Oh my gosh, my lips are yellow… I better make a doctor’s appointment pronto! Thank you so much.

  2. Nora bass says

    My daughter 9 DS, ADHD,heart patient, av canal was playing and her lips changed from a rosey red to white ash color. She takes synthroid for thyroid, resperidone and methylphidate for ADHD . Should I be concerned about the color change in her lips. She was not being very active when this happened. The white only lasted for about 5 to ten minutes now they are a pale pink. Thank you and love your show. Any suggestions to help with the ADHD would be greatly appreciated. She goes non stop and none of the meds have helped her attention or focus or motor driven for six years. We have tried them all. Could her symptoms be a sign of something else? Plez help

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