What Happens When You Sweat?

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It’s July! And when July rolls around is barrels in with its hot and humid temperatures in Atlanta. According to Weather Spark, the average high for Atlanta in July is 89 degrees. The average high humidity is 86%. It’s hot in Atlanta, but we would not want to live anywhere else.

With the hot temperatures, you may be experiencing a higher level of sweat output. This is very normal. But, have you ever wondered why this is a normal function and how your body actually performs the function of sweating?

Why Sweat?

Sweating is like your natural air conditioner built into your body. It helps reduce your body’s internal temperature by cooling your body. Your sweat (also known as perspiration) evaporates and cools your body’s temperature. It is mainly made up of water, but it also has small amounts of ammonia, urea, salts and sugars in it too. This exits the body through nearly 2.6 million sweat glands that cover your body.

The reason you may be sweating could be to cool you off during a workout or if you’re in the heat this summer. That is a welcome sweat. Sweat often comes uninvited as well during stressful situations and with fear. Times when you want to appear like you have it all together, your sweat can tell a very different story.

Why Do I Sweat So Much?

Everyone sweats differently and for different reasons. However, if you feel like you experience sweating more than normal, you may have hyperhidrosis (chronic excessive sweating).  If you experience excessive sweating, it’s time to book an appointment with Medical Dermatology, your Atlanta Hyperhidrosis Treatment Experts today. Your excessive sweating could be signaling that you have an underlying health condition, and we can help diagnose and treat it as well. Call us today.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jamie Weisman, Medical Dermatology Specialists, Inc.