The body surface area is actually the complete surface area of the human body. There are situations when your BSA indicates your metabolic mass better than the body weight as it is something that isn't much affected by the abnormal fat of the body. It is hard to measure surface area of your body directly. To make things simpler, there are quite a few formulas available for calculating body surface area. Even our body surface calculator can be used for calculating the body surface accurately.
There are some typical BSA values that change according to the age of the individual. For new born babies it's 0.25 m2, for children who are 2 years of age it is 0.5 m2, for children who are 10 years of age its value remains at 1.14 m2, for adult women the typical BSA is 1.6 m2, and for adult men it stands at 1.9 m2.
As mentioned earlier, different body surface calculator out there use different formulas. Some of these formulas are based on the gender while others work for everyone. And, when you use our calculator, you are shown BSA results according to different formulas with formula name mentioned right in front.
Here are some of these popular formulas used for calculating BSA.
Regardless of the formula you want to use for calculating the BSA, you just have to select your gender and then enter your body weight and height in the given fields. Don't forget to select the appropriate unit for both and our body surface calculator will take over from there, showing you the most accurate results according to all the formulas mentioned above. You will get 8 different results and can rely on anyone as you may like.