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Sweat Facts


Sweat or perspiration what is it?

Sweating is the excretion of moisture that is produced in special organs in the skin, i.e. the sweat glands.


Perspiration
Another word for perspiration is diaphoresis.
Sweat or perspiration consists of water, salt, potassium and waste materials.
When we sweat excessively, salts – which are normally re-absorbed and recycled by our body – can escape via the sweat glands.


Types of sweat glands
Eccrine glands:
There are between 2 and 5 million of these spread across your whole body. These glands are responsible for regulating your body temperature. When you have a fever, these glands cool the body. There are some 25,000 eccrine glands in your armpit. The moisture excreted by these glands is an odorless saline solution containing waste materials.
Apocrine glands:
These are created during adolescence by sex hormones. These glands are located in the armpits, nipples and the sexual organs. The sweat comes out of capillary vessels. This is the sweat that you can smell, because the sweat on the skin is broken down and comes into contact with bacteria.


Types of sweat

Emotional sweating:
First you become very warm and the blood goes to your cheeks, then a bit later more blood is circulated to other parts of the body, such as the heart and the lungs. You then become cold and break out into a clammy sweat.
With men, this often happens during job interviews, first dates, and the first time they meet their parents-in-law.
With women this generally happens during job interviews and when reverse parking
Physically sweating:
In the case of physical sweat, it takes some time for the body to start cooling down. On average, you produce 5 times more emotional sweat than physical sweat.


The smell of sweat

The smell is influenced by what you eat. For example, garlic and spices give off strong odours.
Clean and fresh natural clothing (e.g. cotton) prevents unpleasant odours.
Smell of ammonia caused by physical activity like sports:
If you’re in poor physical shape, you’ll start sweating once your body temperature reaches 99 F.
If you’re in good shape, you won’t sweat until your body temperature reaches 100 F. People who regularly engage in sports have bigger and more active sweat glands.


Hyperhidrosis (excessive perspiration)
Hyperhidrosis is caused by over-active eccrine glands. These can be found throughout the body, but particularly in the armpits, hands and the soles of your feet. Hormone imbalance, excess weight, and blood circulation imbalance are often the cause.
Millions of people suffer from hyperhidrosis.
There are a number of different treatments, with 1-2DRY underarm pads offering the most user-friendly solution


Other facts
80% of the population use a deodorant on a daily basis.

You do not sweat continuously, but a little every now and then. Small quantities of sweat are excreted about six or seven times a minute.

Just 1% of all perspiration moisture originates from your armpits. Because this part of the body is so badly ventilated, it evaporates less quickly than in other parts of your body. And that's why it seems as though you sweat most under your armpits.

Are you left-handed? Then you will sweat more under your left armpit.

Sweat glands are found all over the body, except on the nails, ears and lips.

You sweat more under your arms when you're standing up than if you're sitting or lying down.

Every day your sweat glands excrete 254 oz of moisture on average. If you take part in intense physical activity or if the weather is extremely hot, you perspire more. This can be as much as 2.7 gallons a day!

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Top Comments

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TheShow13973 • 14 Apr 2012, 11:16
"With women this generally happens during job interviews and when reverse parking"

you're making a very broad assumption that women can actually reverse park, or parallel park for that matter....shocked (oh no he didn't...)titter
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rndmfrd22247943 • 14 Apr 2012, 09:44
nice blog titter
but seriously who made us sweat from our feet, is there any evolutionary advantage of that, seems strange...
and even wen its cold, you still sweat, damn emotions
and reverse parking tonguelol
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G64.166474 • 14 Apr 2012, 10:09
Seriously Brad,you need to get out morewink

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Deporjuan5218 • 15 April 2012, 06:41 Show comment
Random Facts? Or why did you decide to post about sweat?
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LazyBrads57510 • 14 April 2012, 21:07 Show comment
i just like to bring information that people dont want to know biggrintongue
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*CHIROX*5082 • 14 April 2012, 16:15 Show comment
A natural progression is happening here....
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SirSeedsAlot81686 • 14 April 2012, 13:13 Show comment
so squirting is real??
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TheShow13973 • 14 April 2012, 11:16 Show comment
"With women this generally happens during job interviews and when reverse parking"

you're making a very broad assumption that women can actually reverse park, or parallel park for that matter....shocked (oh no he didn't...)titter
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Sir.MaNaM20659 • 14 April 2012, 10:48 Show comment
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TheShow13973 • 14 April 2012, 11:12 Show comment
that is jizz & poon.
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Rgeneb15194 • 14 April 2012, 10:21 Show comment
Random movie trivia fun fact. In an IMDB poll the sweatiest movie ever made was one of my all time favourites Cool Hand Luke. Who says you cant learn anything useful on the net loveliness
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LearnedWolf118 • 14 April 2012, 10:18 Show comment
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SirSeedsAlot81686 • 14 April 2012, 13:17 Show comment
spoken like a wolf who only sweats through the pads of his feet and cool by panting
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G64.166474 • 14 April 2012, 10:09 Show comment
Seriously Brad,you need to get out morewink
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rndmfrd22247943 • 14 April 2012, 09:44 Show comment
nice blog titter
but seriously who made us sweat from our feet, is there any evolutionary advantage of that, seems strange...
and even wen its cold, you still sweat, damn emotions
and reverse parking tonguelol
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SirSeedsAlot81686 • 14 April 2012, 13:15 Show comment
conspiracy by the secret fungus society
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ohyesitwill6059 • 14 April 2012, 09:24 Show comment
sweet bloglol
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zingalvs18813 • 14 April 2012, 07:56 Show comment
i found out that Arpmpit Smeller is one of the worst jobs.. they are paid to smell armpits, breath, feet, etc. and then rank the smell on a scale of one to ten.. at least they get a paycheck.. nice one.. loltitter
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Astropotamus24616 • 14 April 2012, 07:43 Show comment
There are 2 songs to do with sweating which would suit this blog perfectly:
Inner Circle - Sweat (a la la la la long) (1993)
C&C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat (1991)
There may be more, but 2 will do. Need a shower now! Thanks for this.
loltongue
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