Although embarrassing, sweating is a natural part of the body?s functions to maintain balance. When the brain determines the body is overheating, the nervous system sends the neurotransmitter acetylcholine to the sweat glands, which then releases sweat to the skin. Sweat moistens the skin and then cools it when evaporation takes place, effectively keeping the body from overheating.
According to Dr. Robert Sallis in an interview with LiveScience, ?The normal range for sweating is very wide. Some people may only sweat half a liter during an hour of intensive activity, while some may sweat three or four liters, and both are still within a normal range.?
While the average person sweats up to six liters a day,