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The Problem of Perspiration

Body perspires to keep the temperature from rising. Sweat is nothing but 99% water and some salts.

health and fitness Updated: Jun 27, 2003 18:03 IST

The body perspires to keep the body temperature from rising. Sweat is 99% water. It has a small quantity of urea, salt and some other compounds.

If the body perspires more, in hot weather, a slight increase in the intake of common salt is advised, to make good what is lost through perspiration.

Excessive perspiration can lead to the scaling of the skin or inflammation (Dermatitis). Usually this is no cause for worry.

Some people sweat more, some less due to hereditary and body composition factors. Excessive perspiration is also a symptom of diabetes, anaemia and hyperthyroidism.


First Published: Jun 27, 2003 18:03 IST