Sangeetha Pulapaka

Your body is an amazing self-cooling system. It has millions of sweat glands that provide the body with perspiration to keep your body temperature regulated to a safe and normal level.

There are two primary types of sweat glands, eccrine and apocrine


1.Secretes sweat directly through a duct

2.Vast number of eccrine sweat glands

3.Located throughout the body

4.Responsible for temperature control and detoxification


1.Secretes sweat indirectly via a hair follicle

2.Apocrine glands are few in number

3.Located in precise locations: armpits, breast, perineum, ear, and eyelids

4.Activated during “instinct” moments such as fear, excitement, sexual stimulation, and pain

People who weigh more tend to sweat more as they generate more body heat. You may ask do animals sweat too? No? I am going to answer it anyway


Animals do sweat. Although cats and dogs are mammals like us, most mammals don't have large numbers of sweat glands like humans do. Only primates, such as monkeys and apes, and horses have lots of sweat glands that allow them to sweat as much as humans do. Did you know that even hippos sweat? Their sweat is in a red color. People mistake it for blood.Here is more info on the benefits of sweating