Body measurement is a simple test that allows us to know, beyond body weight, aspects related to a person’s health status, as well as the risks they may have at the cardiovascular or renal level.
are for this purpose Tools that allow a record of these measurements to be kept are known as health calculators. Today, these calculators can be found and used on the Internet, and allow you to find out your ideal weight, body mass index (BMI), how many liters of water you should drink per day, and many other values. For healthy life..
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In view of this and to promote the acquisition of healthy habits among the population, Carlos Slim Foundationthrough section health of your platform Aprende.orgsection provides “Calculate Your Health”where the general public can use them health calculator So that diseases can be prevented, healthy life can be led and their quality of life can be improved.
We give you a brief description of each of these calculators:
1. Cardiovascular Risk Calculator
Request information about known risk factors for the development of heart problems, in order to issue a pre-diagnosis that must be confirmed by a doctor. Such factors include:
- if the person has diabetes
- if the person smokes
- systolic blood pressure level
- cholesterol levels
2. Kidney Function Calculator
This is known as testing as a reference glomerular filtration rate (GFR)The purpose of which is to check whether the kidneys are working properly or not.
The calculator calculates tests based on known risk markers such as gender, age, weight and creatinine levels (the latter is a waste product of normal metabolism by the kidneys that is excreted in the urine, so you’ll need to take a test first). Creatinine test in a medical laboratory).
3. Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator
Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement calculated from a person’s weight and height. It serves to reliably show whether there is overweight or obesity.
It is noteworthy that this calculator. Like many others, it is based on markers such as a person’s gender, weight in kilograms, height in cm and waist circumference in cm.
4. Use of vaccines in adolescents 10 to 19 years old
This calculator displays vaccines that should have already been administered to the pediatric population, as well as those that should be received now and in the future, based on their age.
It also shows the vaccination schedule for this age group.
If no vaccine is available, it is advised to visit the nearest health clinic or vaccination center to get it.
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