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Thermage is a cosmetic procedure that uses radio-frequency technology for the treatment of facial lines, wrinkles, and moderate to severe acne vulgaris.
A thrombus is a blood clot.
Tooth whitening treatments are any of a number of cosmetic dental procedures and products that use a bleaching system to lighten discolorations and stains on the teeth.
Trans Fatty Acids
Trans fatty acids are fats that are produced when liquid fat (oil) is turned into solid fat through a chemical process called hydrogenation. Sources of trans fatty acids include hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated vegetable oils that are used to make margarine, shortening, snack foods, fried foods, and baked goods. Trans fatty acids are considered unhealthy as they have been shown to raise blood cholesterol and increase the risk of heart disease.
Triglycerides are the major form of fat (the three classes of fats are triglycerides, phospholipids, sterols). Triglycerides are found in the bloodstream and are one of the three major sources of metabolic fuel that provide energy for the physiological processes of the body (the other two sources are carbohydrates and proteins). Triglycerides are produced by the body but they also come from the food we eat. Triglycerides are a component of LDL ("bad") cholesterol; high triglyceride levels are associated with diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes is an incurable condition in which the pancreas stops making insulin. Since the body needs insulin in order to convert glucose (blood sugar) into useable energy for the body, people with type 1 diabetes must rely on daily insulin injections to live. Treatment also includes monitoring blood sugar levels several times a day, following a diet plan, and exercising daily to help regulate blood sugar levels. Type 1 diabetes usually develops before the age of 30 with no known cause or methods of prevention. It was previously known as juvenile diabetes and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM).
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes is the most common form of diabetes mellitus. Unlike people with type 1 diabetes whose bodies stop making insulin, people with type 2 diabetes have a condition in which the body is not making enough insulin or the body is not using the insulin that is produced. Most people who develop type 2 diabetes are overweight. It primarily occurs in adults but an increasing number of overweight children and adolescents are developing it as well. Prevention and treatment for type 2 diabetes focuses on losing weight thru diet and exercise, although some people may also require insulin or medications to control the condition. Type 2 diabetes was previously known as adult-onset diabetes and noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM).