BMI Calculator

If you want to maintain a healthy life, you have to use some tools and techniques for measuring your body. BMI Calculator is one of them. What is this BMI? Are you familiar with this tool? Actually BMI (Body Mass Index) is a measurement of body fat based on height and weight and that can apply to both men and women between the ages of 18 and 65 years. This BMI Calculator indicates whether you are overweight, obese, underweight or normal. Here you can see its classification.

Classification of BMI Calculator

Value

Value says your health

18.5 or less

Underweight

18.5 to 24.99

Normal Weight

25 to 29.99

Overweight

30 to 34.99

Obesity (Class 1)

35 to 39.99

Obesity (Class 2)

40 or greater

Morbid Obesity

By using the BMI Formula, you can check your value;
BMI Value = (Weight in Kilograms / (Height in Meters x Height in Meters) )
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If your result will be in Underweight category, then you should consult your physician to gain weight. You should increase your intake of complex carbohydrates, such as whole wheat bread, muffins, pasta, crackers, legumes and fruits. In addition to that, you should eat more calories in order to gain weight. And your regular exercise is also playing a vital role here. And you should drink 6-8 glasses of distilled water a day, you should eat frequent but small meals and you should not drink coffee, alcohol and soda. And you should not eat processed foods, red meat and animal fats. You should reduce intake the dairy products. And you should not smoke also.

If the BMI Calculator gives a result as you are in normal weight, then, you don’t want to worry. But if it shows that you are in overweight, then you have to find some healthy ways to lower your weight like diet and exercise. Otherwise you are in risk of health problems like blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. You should eliminate red meat and cut out fried foods. In order to curb your hunger, you can start your main meals with a soup or a salad. It will prevent you from overeating. And you should stop drinking cola (For every 20 ounces of Cola you drink, you’re consuming 250 calories). And you should drink more water.

More about BMI Calculator Classification

But if your BMI Calculator gives you a result between 30-34.99 (Obese Class 1), then you are in a physically unhealthy condition, which puts them at risk for serious illnesses. Your treatment will be a combination of diet, exercise, behaviour modification and weight loss drugs. You should consult a doctor and get the best treatment for this situation. However, making long-term changes in your eating and physical activity habits is the only way to lose weight and keep it off. If your calculator shows a result between 35- 39.99 (Obese Class 2), you are in a risk of weight-related health problems and even death. You can follow the usual weight loss eating and physical activities, but in addition to that, you must consult a doctor immediately to have a lower weight.

If your BMI Calculator gives a value more than 40 (Obese Class 3), then you have an extremely high risk of weight-related disease and premature death. It is compulsory to see a doctor and get specialists help for your condition. Treatments will be given by your doctor. And you can continue your usual weight loss treatments. But keep in mind that losing as little as 7-10 percent of your body weight may improve many of the problems linked to being overweight, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. And don’t forget that too rapid weight loss can cause you to lose muscle rather than fat. So best thing is following your doctor’s instructions at this situation. In some cases of severe obesity, gastrointestinal surgery may be recommended by some doctors.

However this BMI Calculator is a good indicator to all of us to maintain a healthy body. So if you haven’t check your BMI value yet, check it soon and get into the “healthy track”.

BMI Calculator

Pregnancy Test

Are you expecting a baby? Do you want to have a pregnancy test? Have you heard about home pregnancy test? Actually, if you suspect that you are pregnant, then you should check it. Many wives are taking a home pregnancy tests first. In present days, over-the-counter home pregnancy kits provide privacy and fast results. And they are easy to use. These home pregnancy kits can detect pregnancy as soon as six days after conception or one day after a missed menstrual period. Actually, this is a major advantage in allowing wives to seek the earliest prenatal care possible.
But do you know hoouw do pregnancy tests work? It detect the presence of a hormone produced by pregnant women after conception. Let’s see how the home pregnancy test is working. You should follow the directions carefully.

You can test the urine in one of these three ways as Pregnancy Test

-In you urine stream, you can hold the test’s stick, or
-You can collect urine in a cup and then can dip the test’s stick into it, or
-You can collect urine in a cup and can use a dropper to put urine into another container.
You can follow one of above ways and you need to wait for few minutes for the result. The results may show up as a line and a colour. Some digital tests make the words like “pregnant” or “not pregnant” also. Now you should know the meaning of “positive” and “negative” results.
If you get a positive result at your pregnancy test, you are pregnant. And you may want to call your doctor to talk about what comes next. But sometimes, it gives a false-positive results, but it is very rare. This can be happened if blood or protein is present in your urine. If you get a negative result, then you are not pregnant. Now you may think how accurate home pregnancy tests are. Actually, 99% of these home tests are accurate. But inaccurate results may be more frequent due to improper usage, use of a product past its expiration date, exposure of the test to sunlight, and the presence of cancer in the user. However, you should follow the package instructions exactly for results to be accurate. You can buy a home pregnancy test in a pharmacy without a prescription. In Sri Lanka, we are not much talking about this topic, but if all women make aware abt that, then it will make their lives easy, especially for getting ready for pregnancy time period.Pregnancy Test

Dengue Fever

In Sri Lanka, time to time, we can hear about the Dengue Fever. Especially after the rainy seasons and floods, it is coming. Actually what is this Fever? It is a painful, weakening mosquito-borne disease caused by any one of four closely related dengue viruses. It is recorded that in each year, there are around 390 million dengue infections are occurred and about 96 million are resulted in illness. This is mostly occur in tropical areas in the world, such as; Southeast Asia, Southern China, Taiwan, The Pacific Islands, The Caribbean (except Cuba and the Cayman Islands), Mexico, Africa and Central and South America (except Chile, Paraguay, and Argentina). This fever is spread by the bite of an Aedes mosquito infected with a dengue virus. This mosquito becomes infected when it bites somebody with dengue virus in their blood. And this fever can’t be spread from person to person directly.

Let’s Look into the Symptoms of Dengue Fever

These symptoms started to emerge 04-06 days after infection and it is last for up to 10 days.

  • The person may suffer from sudden high fever
  • He/she may have severe headaches
  • He/she may have pain behind the eyes
  • That person may have severe joint and muscle pain
  • He/she may have fatigue
  • May suffer from nausea
  • He/she may feel like vomiting
  • He/she may have skin rash that appease 2-5 days after the beginning of fever
  • He/she may have mild bleeding like a nose bleed, bleeding gums or easy bruising

How to Diagnosing Dengue Fever?

If you will consult a doctor, he/she can identify dengue infection by doing a blood test in order to check for the virus.

What are the Treatment for Dengue Fever?

  • If the person start to feel worse in the first 24 hours after his/her fever goes down, he/she should be taken to a hospital immediately to be checked for complications.
  • He/she should use pain relievers with acetaminophen (and must avoid medicines with aspirin)
  • He/she should do bed rest
  • He/she should drink plenty of fluids

How to prevent from Dengue Fever?

Actually, there is no any vaccine to prevent this fever. So, prevention bites by infected mosquitoes is the only best way to prevent this disease. If you’ll get know the area you are staying has exposed for this disease, you can protect yourself by staying away from that area or by using mosquito repellents or by wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants tucked into socks, when outdoors or by using air conditioning if available, when indoors. And keep in mind that if someone in your home gets dengue fever, you should careful and protect yourself, because mosquitoes that bite the infected family member could spread the infection to others in your home.

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Sex during pregnancy

When a lady becomes pregnant, sometimes, she may afraid to have sex life during that time. Do you think that sex during pregnancy not good to your health? Do you have any clear idea or guidelines about this sex during pregnancy? If you’ve had a healthy pregnancy, there’s no reason why you can’t have sex. But if your doctor or mid wife tells any matters with your health, in order to not having sex, you should follow their advices. In addition to that, you don’t want to worry about this matter. As your baby is well safe in your uterus by the amniotic fluid that surrounds the baby, intercourse will not be able to do any harm to your baby. But once you get to know that you are pregnant, your first step should be to take advice from your mid wife and doctor, including this sex during pregnancy. There are many reasons to discuss about that with your doctor such as if you had miscarriages or if you have some complications like premature labor or bleeding and so on. Most of time, if you have that kind of situation, then most probably your consultants may recommend not having sex during pregnancy.

Now, you may have several questions about this topic. Let’s talk…

 

Let’s talk about the sex during pregnancy

When I’m pregnant, do I need to communicate with my partner about sex?

Definitely, you should discuss with him. During the pregnancy, opening with your feelings is one of essential facts to keep intimacy, don’t you? And that will give you both better mutual understanding of your feelings.

 

I don’t know exactly whether my sexual desires will change during the pregnancy or not?

Yes…it’s the natural feelings that if your desires to be changed as now you are a pregnant! With the changes of hormones, some ladies are experiencing an increased sex drive during this time and vice versa. But do you know that majority of women lose interest in sex during the first trimester, as they are tired and uncomfortable? But, as I told before, some are having same feelings as before. It is varied to person to person.

 

Is there any comfortable way to have sex during pregnancy?

Yes, due to you are in your pregnant period, you should change your sex positions for your comfort. And you can use a water-based lubricant during the intercourse. Normally, you should not feel any pain or uncomfortable during the intercourse. But if you will have any painful contractions or if you will have any bleeding or water breaks, you must consult your doctor immediately. Don’t wait single minute if you will experience above any situations.

Hope, now you found some answers to your problems in sex during pregnancy. Nevertheless, if you don’t have a mood for intercourse, then you should take some time for intimacy with your hubby. Do you know that both of your love creates your developing baby? Yes, it impacts. And don’t keep any doubt about sex during pregnancy, if you have, then consult your doctor or mid wife soon.

Ayurveda Sri Lanka

Are you suffering from any beauty related matters? If so, are you looking for instant solutions for that? We know, many of them are looking for western cultured medicines. But do you know those are made with chemicals? So it’s time to look around our Ayurveda Sri Lanka which has in its stores some of the best solutions for all kinds of beauty related matters. All you want to do is tap into nature’s immense potential to keep our skin beautiful. Actually our Ayurveda Sri Lanka is our very own science of medicine that is attracting many tourists/travellers also.

So, shall we see how you can beauty with Ayurveda Sri Lanka…..

Beauty Tips from Ayurveda Sri Lanka

  1. Orange – Gives a smooth complexion

You can see an improvement in the texture of your skin as well as the skin tone, if you will apply fresh orange juice in your face. Do you know that orange is rich with Vitamin C? And it enables your body to fight ageing as well as it acts as a good skin toner. Isn’t it amazing? Actually this is a best remedy for the oily skin.

  1. Raw milk – Cleanse your skin and pores

By using raw milk, you can cleanse your skin. It’s one of well-known beauty tips in Ayurveda Sri Lanka. You will experience how it gives a glow to your face. And do you know, it helps to remove unseen dirt and impurities from the face as well as the pores of the skin? For this cleansing, you can use a cotton ball. And if you like, you can mix a little lemon juice with this raw milk too.

  1. Sandalwood and Turmeric – Controlling the acne

By using 1tsp of sandalwood powder and the turmeric with water, you can easily make a pack. Apply this mixture on your face and leave it in for 15-20 minutes. After that, you can rinse off it with lukewarm water.

  1. Olive oil – Avoiding the wrinkles and moisture your skin

I guess you know the importance of the olive oil already, because it’s not only in Ayurveda Sri Lanka, but also, other parts of the world have accepted that olive oil is one of good natural moisturizer. Do you know that it is loaded with antioxidants and fatty acids? So, you can apply a skinny layer of oil onto your skin before going to bed every night. You can restore your skin and prevent the formation of wrinkles by doing that.

Well…. These are the few beauty tips from Ayurveda Sri Lanka. Let’s see more amazing beauty therapies from Ayurveda Sri Lanka soon!

Lets have Beauty with Komarika

Komarika is a well-known herb in Sri Lanka. And it is one of world famous plants called as “Aloe Vera”, is used for medical purposes. Do you know, this Komarika is good for sunburn therapies also? This herb was known as the “plant if immortality” too. That’s why you can experience many benefits of this amazing Komarika plant such as using for wounds and burns, minor skin infections, treating for dandruff and so on.

Therefore, let’s look into some of beauty benefits ….

Komarika Beauty Benefits – Skin and Hair

  1.  Skin Moisture

If you want to protect your skin from getting dry, this is a good gel to moisture your skin. You will experience how it moisturizes the skin without giving it a greasy feel.

  1. As a Sunburn Treatment

Have you known that Komarika has a power of healing at the epithelial level of the skin? Yes, this Aloe Vera acts as a protective layer on the skin and helps restock its moisture, if you will apply it on your skin.

  1. As the Acne Treatment

This amazing Komarika provides the healing and anti-inflammatory properties which are decreasing the skin inflammation. And it has the power of reducing the blistering and itchiness too.

  1. As the “Anti-aging Nourishment”

Komarika helps to improve the skin’s natural firmness and keep the skin hydrated, as it contains the plethora of antioxidants including, beta carotene, vitamin C and E. And it will help to remove the appearance of fine lines and the loss of elasticity in your skin. Isn’t this amazing?

  1. It helps to hide the stretch marks

If you are a mummy or if you are a lady who is rapidly having weight gain or loss, most probably you are suffering with stretch marks in your skin. But now you have a remedy… this Komarika gel can help to hide these stretch marks.

  1. It promotes your hair growth

This herb has keratolic action, breaks down the sebum and dead scalp cells, allowing for further hair growth. Therefore, it can help carry the scalp and hair’s pH to a more desired level, resulting in further hair growth advancement, while helping the hair hold water and moisture.

  1. It helps you to reduce the dandruff too

Today, we shared only few benefits from Komarika.. Even by these few tips, you can enhance your beauty in natural way, isn’t it? So, it’s time to try…..