The two most important types of sweating are thermoregulatory and cutaneous. Thermoregulation sweat is the cooling effect that occurs when your body temperature rises because you’ve exercised or you’re in a hot room. It results from increased blood flow to the skin surface, which causes the sweat glands to produce more sweat for evaporation. Cutaneous sweating involves facial or other areas covered by hair, such as the forehead and neck, where it allows water loss through evaporation. However, both types of sweating have similar functions: these are just different parts of your body that have evolved differently for this task only! For example one system has evolved into modern-day humans with heads full of hair while another system works their way down to our toes—and perhaps even further if we count armpits!
How do I know whether I am experiencing “true” heat exhaustion?
True heat exhaustion can be distinguished from exercise-induced hyperthermia (see next question) by three things: 1.) You cannot become active 2.) Your pulse rate remains low 3.) There is no fever 4.) The affected area feels warm 5.) Sweating stops 6.) An alternative explanation must be found 7.) The person knows they are suffering from heat exhaustion 8). They will seek help 9) They may be confused 10). Their color changes 11). Their heart rate increases 12) All signs point toward heatstroke 13). No obvious treatment plan is available