Exercise is the most common trigger for sweating, but it can be triggered by certain medications and illness as well.
What are the different types of sweat glands?
There are two kinds of sweat glands: apocrine and eccrine. The apocrine glands produce a yellowish-white secretion that smells like sour milk; these typically occur on hair follicles in areas with high moisture content such as armpits, groin, and axilla (the armpit). Eccrine glands secrete an oily substance that does not smell or taste like anything; these occur everywhere else on your body except your head. Both types of sweat gland function differently depending on location—in some cases one may be more active than the other. For instance, if you wear underarm deodorant applied to an area covered with apocrine gland secretions (eccrine), you will experience less odor than if you wore deodorant applied to an area where no apocrine gland activity occurs (apocrine). This happens because there is less material from which to make odorous compounds when there is no production going on in that region!
Why do I perspire more at night than during the day? Is this normal?
Many people note they perspire more at night than during the day even though their sleep patterns don’t change much over time. It appears that we compensate for reduced body water levels secondary to decreased hydration by increasing our overall metabolic rate so we