6 Things Your Sweat Is Trying To Tell You

Nobody enjoys the feeling of a damp sweaty face or a sweat soaked shirt, but did you know that sweating is actually a good thing that serves useful purposes for our bodies? Aside from regulating our body’s temperature and removing unwanted toxins through the skin, sweating can also teach us a lot about our health and body. From providing a hint about your mental state to diagnosing a medical condition, here are 6 things your sweat is trying to tell you.

6. You may be pregnant or about to hit menopause.

Anything that messes with your endocrine system can make you sweatier than usual. The dreaded hot flash, which manifests in the years approaching menopause is said to have been experienced by 85% of menopausal women. Pregnancy may also be to blame as hormonal changes can toy with the brain’s “thermostat”, causing it to think that your body is overheating and needs to be cooled off by triggering sweating.