Sweating is the body’s innate way to regulate the temperature of the body. Whether you’re hot or cold, it is healthy to sweat.
Humans have over three million sweat glands in the body. There are two types of sweat glands: eccrine type, which are all over the body and have no odor, and apocrine, which are in the hair follicles and have a distinct odor.
Sweat by itself has no odor until it mixes with the surface of the skin, due to the presence of bacteria. Sweat is mostly water, with electrolytes like potassium, sodium and chloride, which need to be replenished, and waste from protein byproducts called urea.
5. Sweating Due to a Rise in Body Temperature
There are many things that can cause a rise in body temperature. Just the heat of being outside in hot weather and exercise is a common trigger, causing sweating of the armpits, face, soles of the feet and palms of the hands. Sometimes it can be related to hormone changes, menopause, or certain medications.
4. Emotional Sweating
The so-called nervous sweats are caused by embarrassment and fear, like speaking in front of a large crowd. Anxiety and anger can also bring on sweating.