• Question: what makes the body to excessively sweat even when its not hot

    Asked by sharline1 to Peter, Jonathan, Grace, Doris, David, Ann on 4 Jun 2019.
    • Photo: Doris Nyamwaya

      Doris Nyamwaya answered on 4 Jun 2019:

      Sweating is a way the body uses to regulate its temperature and as well to remove excessive toxins and dirt from the system.

    • Photo: Grace Kago

      Grace Kago answered on 6 Jun 2019:

      The main job of sweat is to allow the body to better regulate its temperature.. However, in situations when it is not hot, it can also happen when one is super nervous. When we’re nervous, we make more stress hormones, which cause body temperature and heart rate to increase, which tells the sweat glands that they need to help cool it down, hence why they make sweat!