Significant role of Sweat glands in body


Human skin rich with millions of eccrine sweat glands that help your body cool down after a trip to the gym or on a warm day. These same glands also play a key role in providing cells for recovering skin wounds. Lack of sweating can also be a helpful sign that there is something wrong with the body.

Sweating release of a salty liquid from the sweat glands. The liquid has one main purpose as it evaporates, it helps to cool the body. Sweating regulated by the autonomic, or sympathetic, nervous system. Signals using neurotransmitter acetylcholine, are sent to sweat glands. The sweat then released to the skin surface through ducts.

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A person has 2 million to 4 million sweat glands, with the highest density of sweat glands on the palms of hands and soles of feet.  A person’s size and gender can play a role in how they sweat and where they sweat. women typically sweat less than men. women have fewer sweat glands but they also have less muscle mass so they produce less heat.

To measure sweat rate in the body

To prevent dehydration, marathoners, triathletes and other athletes find their sweat rate so they know how much water they need to drink during an activity and measuring the sweat rate.

Weigh the body on a set of scales.

Do an intensive physical activity for an hour like running ideally in the condition in which they will compete. The amount of weight lost measured as sweat rate.

One pound (0.45 kilograms) of weight loss equals 16 ounces (0.47 liters) of sweat loss. This rate can vary somewhat based on the intensity of the activity, humidity, blood sugar rate and other factors. Considering the amount of water the athlete needs to drink in that hour of activity increasingly.

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Problems due to Lack of sweat

Lack of sweat when a person is hot could be a symptom of many medical disorders. Heat stroke happens after prolonged exposure to high temperatures. There are many other reasons why someone may not sweat. For instance, there could be nerve damage. Conditions that can lead to this type of nerve damage include diabetes, alcoholism, Parkinson’s disease or direct damage to the skin.