Facts You Never Knew About Sweat

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facts about sweat
Whether it’s our palms, our pits, or down there — we all sweat. Well, actually that’s not true. People with anhidrosis — an inability to sweat — live with the dangers of overheating and dehydration. For the rest of us, we deal with the gross moistness and pit stains that come along with sweating. Here are eight more sweat facts that’ll come in handy at your next happy hour trivia night …

1. Humans have two types of sweat glands.

Eccrine glands, found on the body’s surface, are activated by a rise in body temperature; they secrete mostly water and salt. Apocrine glands, located in areas abundant in hair follicles—like your pits and groin—get stirred up by emotional stress; they secrete more of an opaque fluid.