Myths and truths about sweat



 Sweat controls body temperature by dissipating heat. About 2 million sweat glands throughout the body are responsible for 80 percent of body temperature control. Because of this, infinite sweating without sweating can be much more dangerous than hyperhidrosis. This is because it is impossible to control body temperature first if sweat glands are blocked and there is no special treatment with current medical technology.

  Sweat also acts as a natural antibiotic. Dermisidine proteins secreted from sweat glands have the effect of killing microorganisms living on the skin such as E. coli, Staphylococcus and Candida. In general, hundreds of thousands of microorganisms live in square centimeters of skin, who like hot and damp conditions just as humans do when they sweat. The human body secretes antibiotics to prevent microorganisms from growing.



 In addition to these roles, however, sweat also plays a role in conveying a lot of information about our bodies. For example, if you sweat while sleeping, chances are high that your kidney function has weakened. When you sleep, your body temperature drops, so there is no reason for healthy people to sweat. When you sleep, it is normal for your body temperature to decrease, because not sleeping deeply and sweating while you are nervous can irritate your sweat glands because your nerves are not stable. In oriental medicine, we look for kidney problems in these cases. This is because the kidneys are the organs that govern the neuroscience and the mind.

  If you sweat with a yellowish color, you need to suspect that your liver function has dropped. This is because it is believed that the ingredient "bilirubin" that causes jaundice in the blood has increased. When sweat is exposed to the air, it is decomposed by germs, so it smells and changes color, but if the sweat that was transparent at first feels yellow and gets on clothes, it is evidence that bad symptoms are progressing.

  It is not just information about health. Recent studies suggest that sweat plays a variety of roles beyond what we know. In 2011, researchers at the University of Wroclaw in Poland announced that the smell of sweat could reveal the personality of the opponent. The researchers let others smell the t-shirt and guess the personality of the owner of the clothes, many of whom matched the personality of the owner of the clothes similarly.

  The researchers explained that the reason is that the hormone secretion varies depending on the person's personality and the body odor of the person involved also changes. A nervous and sensitive person sweats more easily when stressed, activating bacteria under his or her arm, creating his or her own body odor, and a strong or somewhat coercive person has more male hormone secretion, which changes the sweat glands. In particular, people with outgoing, neurotic, or dominant personalities have a distinctly different smell of sweat from people with quiet or docile personalities.

  There are even studies that show that one can check one's mind through the smell of sweat. According to a report published by Rice University's research team in the journal NeuroScience, the brain reacts differently when men sweat during their daily lives and when they let women sweat from adult videos. Women's ophthalmic frontal lobe and fusiform frontal lobe, which did not react much when they smelled daily sweat, were activated after smelling sweat reflected in men's sexual desire after watching adult videos.