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Why do I sweat so much?

Sweating is usually our body’s way of stopping us from overheating. But if excess sweating is a problem for you, there’s help.
When we get hot, sensors in the body tell the brain. The brain then tells the sweat glands to work, and we sweat. Marcella Cheng/NY-CC-BD

Curious Kids: What happens in the body when we sweat?

Sweat comes from special parts in our skin called glands. You might be able to see them if you have a very strong magnifying glass.
Sweat creates evaporative cooling for your body, with the amount required determined by your size and shape, not your gender. from www.shutterstock.com

Health Check: do men really sweat more than women?

They say ‘men sweat, while women glow’. But new research shows gender is not the reason for different levels of sweating.

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