Do you know what the body surface area which has the abbreviation like BSA means? Have you ever heard anything about it? We should say that it is quite necessary to learn some information about it because the BSA is a serious thing which is used in such spheres as in medicine and in physiology which take one of the most important places of all the other areas of our life. The BSA is the precise measurement which can be helpful for any work which is closely associated with the work of a human body. That is why it is used in many medical tasks. For example, the cardiac index is a measure of cardiac output divided by the BSA, giving a better approximation of the required cardiac output.Glucocorticoid dosing is also expressed in terms of BSA for calculating maintenance doses or to compare high dose use with maintenance requirement.Renal function is measured by the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) which is calculated in rearg to the BSA. Chemotherapy and pharmacotherapies are also often dosed according to the patient's BSA. And there are a lot of more methods of using the data of the BSA.
But why does the body surface area play such a great role in our bodies? Because in the medicine and in physiology the body surface area is the precisely calculated measurement of the surface of a human body. And that is why for many clinical purposes the BSA is a better indicator of metabolic mass of people than their body weight because it is less affected by abnormal adipose mass.
And how does the body surface area is calculated? A lot of various formulas have been developed over the years for making measurements of the BSA and they give quite different results.
It is important to say that today the estimation of the body surface area became simpler than many measurements of volume. Because a new freeware program called BSAcalc is represented. We created this freeware software for the easier calculation of the body surface area of patients.
This program has some advantages such as, firstly, the main special feature is the availability of the 9 various formulas for the calculation of the BSA. Then it has simple convenient user interface.
And according to these latest updates it became possible for the BSAcalc include one more new feature:
•Now you can also calculate the Body Mass Index which has also its abbreviation like BMI.
•Body Mass Index is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify underweight, overweight and obesity in adults.
•BMI is defined as the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters (kg/m2).
•BMI is an inexpensive and easy-to-perform method of screening for weight categories that may lead to the problems with our health.
Body mass index has even been used by the World Health Organization as the standard for recording obesity statistics since the early 1980s.
In conclusion we want to say that The software for the calculation of the Surface Area of the Body is necessary for people who practice in the areas of medicine and physiology.