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Iron supplements

Iron is a vital mineral with a variety of roles in bodily functioning. It is particularly important in keeping red blood cells healthy. Almost 70% of the iron in the body is located in the hemoglobin. This is a protein in the red blood cells that carries oxygen in the blood from the lungs to other parts of the body. A healthcare professional may prescribe iron supplements if someone does not have enough iron in their body. People can also purchase over-the- counter iron supplements. There are numerous iron supplements available, each containing varying amounts of iron. Although they are typically in tablet form, some are also available as a liquid. Vitamin C helps the body absorb iron more efficiently, so some manufacturers of iron supplements will add vitamin C to the formulation. Iron deficiency anemia is one condition that will require iron supplements. People experiencing less severe forms of iron deficiency due to pregnancy or blood loss may also need to take iron supplements. Taking iron supplements may cause some minor side effects while the body is adjusting. If someone suspects that they have taken too much iron, they should seek professional medical help as soon as possible.
(Source: www.medicalnewstoday.com)

Wisdom tooth infection

Wisdom teeth can cause various problems. There may not be enough room for them to come through, in which case they may emerge at an angle or never emerge fully. This sets the stage for future problems, such as cavities and infections. Pain and swelling are two common symptoms of a wisdom tooth infection. If these issues last for more than a few days, visit a dentist. The dentist will clean the affected tooth and will likely prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection. They may also recommend extracting the tooth to prevent further issues. If pain, possibly or definitely stemming from an infection, lasts for more than 3-4 days, or if there is swelling in the gums around a wisdom tooth, see a dentist. The dentist will work to identify the cause of the problem and recommend appropriate treatments. Many people delay getting dental treatment until their pain becomes severe or they develop significant swelling. When either happens, emergency care may be necessary.
(Source: www.medicalnewstoday.com)