Sweat, also known as perspiration, is a normal and healthy bodily function.
Sweating starts to occur just a few months after birth.
WHY PEOPLE SWEAT?
We mainly sweat to cool our bodies down, a process called thermoregulation. Our brain sends signals to perspire, releasing a clear fluid from over 3 million sweat glands (or sudoriferous glands) and as this fluid evaporates from our skin, it lowers our body temperature.
There are many factors that can cause us to perspire:
General movement and physical activities
Emotional feelings, including stress
Eating hot or spicy food
Side effects from medication or surgery
Illness, as our bodies fight infections or fevers
Hormonal changes such as menopause, pregnancy, menstruation or puberty
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