SWEAT SURVES A PURPOSE
From head to toe, the human body is constantly sweating, even when you don’t perceive it. The average person can produce a quart of sweat a day! It’s our body’s natural way of cooling us down so we don’t overheat. Our internal thermostat, the hypothalamus, controls the process. When the hypothalamus realizes that the body’s temperature is too hot, the body does two things:
It increases blood volume at the skin surface where heat can dissipate.
It begins to sweat, and as sweat evaporates, it decreases the temperature of the body.
That second part is carried out by the up to 5 million sweat glands that are all over your body. But the sweat that comes from these glands isn’t all the same. Did you know that our bodies have two types of sweat glands and that there are three different types of sweat?