Ketika Sedang Telanjang, Amati Tanda-tanda Ini!
Indonesia.com - Saking seringnya menatap tubuh telanjang saat sedang mandi, kita
mungkin sudah hafal dengan segala lekuk tubuh kita. Apalagi, kalau ada tambahan lemak di sana-
sini. Namun, ada baiknya Anda tidak hanya mengamati bertambah atau berkurangnya timbunan lemak
ketika sedang telanjang. Tanda-tanda lain yang Anda temukan pada tubuh ternyata bisa
menyelamatkan nyawa Anda, lho.
Satu hal yang perlu dilakukan kaum perempuan
ketika sedang telanjang adalah memeriksa payudaranya. Kenali ketika Anda menemukan benjolan di
area tersebut, kulit yang mengerut, atau puting payudara yang berubah. Bisa jadi, itu merupakan
tanda hadirnya tumor payudara. Selain itu, ada beberapa tanda lain yang perlu Anda
Bintil pada lipatan kulit
makin banyak masalah resistensi insulin, yang terjadi ketika tubuh berhenti mendengarkan
sinyal-sinyal yang dikirimkan oleh hormon yang menurunkan kadar gula darah tersebut. Hal ini
bisa menimbulkan penambahan berat badan dan meningkatnya risiko diabetes.
bukunya, The Skinny, Dr Louis Aronne mengatakan bahwa salah satu gejala resistensi
insulin adalah adanya bintil atau benjolan kulit pada leher, ketiak, atau di payudara dan area
selangkangan. Kulit di sekitar leher, lipatan jari (ketika menggenggam), dan siku juga terlihat
Jika gejala ini terlihat, dan Anda memang kesulitan menurunkan berat
badan, ubahlah pola makan Anda dengan menu yang indeks glikemiknya rendah (yang kadar tepung
pati dan gulanya rendah), dan kaya protein.
Hitung tahi lalat
"Orang yang punya lebih dari 100 tahi lalat memiliki risiko melanoma
700 persen lebih tinggi daripada yang normal," ungkap Dr David Duffy dari Queensland
Institute of Medical Research. Melanoma adalah jenis kanker kulit yang paling serius, terjadi pada sel yang menghasilkan melanin –pigmen yang memberikan
warna pada kulit.
Jika Anda memiliki banyak tahi lalat, sebaiknya lakukan
pemeriksaan kulit secara teratur pada dokter kulit. Selain itu, tetap perhatikan saat Anda
sedang mandi atau berganti pakaian, kalau-kalau terjadi perubahan pada jumlah atau ukuran tahi
lalat Anda. Memang akan sulit membedakan jika ada begitu banyak tahi lalat. Karena itu ahli
dermatologi Dr Jonathan Bowling menyarankan untuk memeriksa yang paling besar, lalu
membandingkannya dengan yang lain.
Amati tumbuhnya rambut
Siapa menyangka bentuk rambut kemaluan saja bisa menimbulkan masalah?
Normalnya, rambut kemaluan akan tumbuh membentuk segitiga, dengan bagian yang runcing ke arah
kemaluan. Jika rambut kemaluan Anda bentuknya persegi, dan arah tumbuhnya ke atas menuju pusar,
lalu menurun pada paha, hal itu bisa menjadi tanda problem sindroma ovarium polikistik. Ini
suatu kelainan hormonal dengan beberapa gejala khas yang ditandai adanya sejumlah kista pada
indung telur (ovarium).
"Rambut pada tubuh juga bisa tumbuh di sekitar dada,
punggung, wajah, dan dagu," jelas Profesor Helena Teededari The Jean Hailes
Penebalan kulit di area vagina
Kesehatan di area
vagina sangat penting. Karena itu amati kondisinya secara teratur untuk memeriksa adanya
gejala-gejala kanker vulva, yang terjadi di bagian luar permukaan
vagina.Dr Elizabeth Farrell dari The Jean Hailes Foundation menyarankan Anda untuk
menggunakan cermin untuk mengamatinya sendiri. Lihat apakah ada bercak-bercak putih atau sangat
gelap, penebalan kulit, kutil, benjolan, nanah, melepuh, atau pedih di area tersebut.
Gumpalan putih pada lipatan siku, jari, atau lutut
putih atau kekuningan pada kelopak mata yang disebut xanthomata, bisa merupakan tanda
kolesterol tinggi. Namun Profesor James Tatoulis, kepala penasihat medis untuk Heart Foundation,
mengatakan bahwa gumpalan lemak seperti ini juga bisa tampak pada bagian tubuh lain.
"Xanthomata bisa tumbuh di punggung, bokong, dan paha, dengan ukuran diameter
beberapa milimeter. Bagian tengahnya kuning, dan sekitarnya pink muda," katanya.
Xanthomata juga bisa tumbuh lebih besar, 5 - 15 milimeter, dan terbentuk pada
tendon yang ditemukan di dekat permukaan luar siku, lipatan jari, atau lutut depan. Inilah
tandanya kolesterol Anda sangat tinggi.
Even as a high school student, Dave Goldberg was urging female classmates to speak up. As a young dot-com executive, he had one girlfriend after another, but fell hard for a driven friend named Sheryl Sandberg, pining after her for years. After they wed, Mr. Goldberg pushed her to negotiate hard for high compensation and arranged his schedule so that he could be home with their children when she was traveling for work.
Mr. Goldberg, who died unexpectedly on Friday, was a genial, 47-year-old Silicon Valley entrepreneur who built his latest company, SurveyMonkey, from a modest enterprise to one recently valued by investors at $2 billion. But he was also perhaps the signature male feminist of his era: the first major chief executive in memory to spur his wife to become as successful in business as he was, and an essential figure in “Lean In,” Ms. Sandberg’s blockbuster guide to female achievement.
Over the weekend, even strangers were shocked at his death, both because of his relatively young age and because they knew of him as the living, breathing, car-pooling center of a new philosophy of two-career marriage.
“They were very much the role models for what this next generation wants to grapple with,” said Debora L. Spar, the president of Barnard College. In a 2011 commencement speech there, Ms. Sandberg told the graduates that whom they married would be their most important career decision.
In the play “The Heidi Chronicles,” revived on Broadway this spring, a male character who is the founder of a media company says that “I don’t want to come home to an A-plus,” explaining that his ambitions require him to marry an unthreatening helpmeet. Mr. Goldberg grew up to hold the opposite view, starting with his upbringing in progressive Minneapolis circles where “there was woman power in every aspect of our lives,” Jeffrey Dachis, a childhood friend, said in an interview.
The Goldberg parents read “The Feminine Mystique” together — in fact, Mr. Goldberg’s father introduced it to his wife, according to Ms. Sandberg’s book. In 1976, Paula Goldberg helped found a nonprofit to aid children with disabilities. Her husband, Mel, a law professor who taught at night, made the family breakfast at home.
Later, when Dave Goldberg was in high school and his prom date, Jill Chessen, stayed silent in a politics class, he chastised her afterward. He said, “You need to speak up,” Ms. Chessen recalled in an interview. “They need to hear your voice.”
Years later, when Karin Gilford, an early employee at Launch Media, Mr. Goldberg’s digital music company, became a mother, he knew exactly what to do. He kept giving her challenging assignments, she recalled, but also let her work from home one day a week. After Yahoo acquired Launch, Mr. Goldberg became known for distributing roses to all the women in the office on Valentine’s Day.
Ms. Sandberg, who often describes herself as bossy-in-a-good-way, enchanted him when they became friendly in the mid-1990s. He “was smitten with her,” Ms. Chessen remembered. Ms. Sandberg was dating someone else, but Mr. Goldberg still hung around, even helping her and her then-boyfriend move, recalled Bob Roback, a friend and co-founder of Launch. When they finally married in 2004, friends remember thinking how similar the two were, and that the qualities that might have made Ms. Sandberg intimidating to some men drew Mr. Goldberg to her even more.
Over the next decade, Mr. Goldberg and Ms. Sandberg pioneered new ways of capturing information online, had a son and then a daughter, became immensely wealthy, and hashed out their who-does-what-in-this-marriage issues. Mr. Goldberg’s commute from the Bay Area to Los Angeles became a strain, so he relocated, later joking that he “lost the coin flip” of where they would live. He paid the bills, she planned the birthday parties, and both often left their offices at 5:30 so they could eat dinner with their children before resuming work afterward.
Friends in Silicon Valley say they were careful to conduct their careers separately, politely refusing when outsiders would ask one about the other’s work: Ms. Sandberg’s role building Facebook into an information and advertising powerhouse, and Mr. Goldberg at SurveyMonkey, which made polling faster and cheaper. But privately, their work was intertwined. He often began statements to his team with the phrase “Well, Sheryl said” sharing her business advice. He counseled her, too, starting with her salary negotiations with Mark Zuckerberg.
“I wanted Mark to really feel he stretched to get Sheryl, because she was worth it,” Mr. Goldberg explained in a 2013 “60 Minutes” interview, his Minnesota accent and his smile intact as he offered a rare peek of the intersection of marriage and money at the top of corporate life.
While his wife grew increasingly outspoken about women’s advancement, Mr. Goldberg quietly advised the men in the office on family and partnership matters, an associate said. Six out of 16 members of SurveyMonkey’s management team are female, an almost unheard-of ratio among Silicon Valley “unicorns,” or companies valued at over $1 billion.
When Mellody Hobson, a friend and finance executive, wrote a chapter of “Lean In” about women of color for the college edition of the book, Mr. Goldberg gave her feedback on the draft, a clue to his deep involvement. He joked with Ms. Hobson that she was too long-winded, like Ms. Sandberg, but aside from that, he said he loved the chapter, she said in an interview.
By then, Mr. Goldberg was a figure of fascination who inspired a “where can I get one of those?” reaction among many of the women who had read the best seller “Lean In.” Some lamented that Ms. Sandberg’s advice hinged too much on marrying a Dave Goldberg, who was humble enough to plan around his wife, attentive enough to worry about which shoes his young daughter would wear, and rich enough to help pay for the help that made the family’s balancing act manageable.
Now that he is gone, and Ms. Sandberg goes from being half of a celebrated partnership to perhaps the business world’s most prominent single mother, the pages of “Lean In” carry a new sting of loss.
“We are never at 50-50 at any given moment — perfect equality is hard to define or sustain — but we allow the pendulum to swing back and forth between us,” she wrote in 2013, adding that they were looking forward to raising teenagers together.
“Fortunately, I have Dave to figure it out with me,” she wrote. Dave Goldberg Was Lifelong Womenís Advocate