5 Surprising Myths about Sweating

Sweating is a totally normal physical function but, as with most health-related things, it is surrounded by many myths.There are, of course, several instances where it is neither normal nor innocent and should one observe to sweat too much to his doctor.

See below some of the most common myths about sweating …

1. Sweating causes a bad smell

The truth is that the human body has two main types of sweat glands (secretory or mercuric and excretory or responsive), which produce different types of sweat, which are almost odorless. But when the sweat produced in the armpits and in the groin is combined with the bacteria normally present on the skin, a characteristic smell develops.

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