How Does Sweating Affect Body Temperature?

Sweat is the process of water evaporating from the surface of your skin. It’s important to know that sweating is highly controlled by our body, and not all of us sweat at the same rate (some people will sweat more than others). Excessive sweating can be an indication of a health problem called hyperhidrosis. Hyperhydrosis affects up to 2% of adults in North America, according to research conducted by The Canadian Dermatology Association. People with this condition might experience excessive wetness under their arms, around the base of their neck or face (often caused by involuntary facial twitching), hands and feet (sometimes causing them to feel cold) or armpits, groin or backside.

Does smoking affect your ability to regulate your body temperature? How so?

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