Healthy Sweat and Unhealthy Sweat
You may be wondering if there is such a thing as good sweat and bad sweat. Some sweats are unpleasant, while others are not bothersome at all. Wouldn't it be nice if you could prevent your face from sweating, especially during important meetings? Is this even possible? The answer is probably NO.
On a side note, did you know that the palms of your hands, soles of your feet, and forehead have the highest number of sweat glands compared to your back, lower chest, and armpits?
Were you aware that the sweat glands in your legs are the first to show signs of aging or senility?
Did you know that people who work in hot areas, such as in front of open fires or under the direct heat of the sun, are more prone to experiencing leg cramps? Muscle cramps are believed to be caused by heatstroke.
Analysis of Healthy vs Unhealthy Sweat
In our experiments, we asked several individuals to enter a sauna for 20 minutes while we measured their sweat. Some of them perspired easily, while others took longer to start sweating.
We placed each person's sweat in separate laboratory dishes and waited for them to dry. Some dried up quickly, while others remained wet and oily. What does this mean?
In medical analysis, those who easily sweat in response to heat have a physical mechanism that knows how to regulate body temperature.
On the other hand, those who do not sweat easily in response to heat are in danger, as the acid in their sweat becomes sticky. This indicates that their body's mechanism does not know how to properly control body temperature.
In other words, unhealthy sweat contains higher levels of acid and fat.
Dangers of Not Sweating
More than a thousand people suffer and die from heatstroke worldwide. Sweating is a natural response when you are in a hot environment. The role of sweat is to normalize body temperature. This mechanism is controlled by our brain, which regulates the opening of blood vessels to maintain body temperature. It specifically opens the blood vessels near the surface of the skin to secrete sweat and cool down the body.
Individuals who do not sweat are considered unhealthy or may have issues with their body's mechanism. If there is an excess of blood near the skin that does not sweat, it can lead to dizziness or vertigo due to a lack of blood flow to the brain. Additionally, if blood accumulates in one area and the sweat is unhealthy, it can cause blood clots.
The Science Behind Sweating
Our bodies contain a salty liquid similar to that of the sea, a fluid consisting of water and salt. This salt, or salinity, is crucial for the proper functioning of muscles and other organs. Insufficient salinity in the body can often result in muscle cramps. In fact, the water content in the blood is regulated by the amount of salinity present. Therefore, if unhealthy sweat is produced in large quantities, you are not only losing body water content but also salinity. This means that even if you drink water to quench your thirst, it will not be properly absorbed by the body and will be excreted as urine due to the lack of salinity.
When our bodies produce sweat to regulate body temperature, the sweat glands extract sodium (salt) from the capillaries. This sodium is primarily obtained through osmotic pressure, but it also draws water from the blood.
When the body fluid accumulates, it is released onto the skin surface as sweat. There is a mechanism in place to return the salt content back to the blood in order to maintain the body's salinity. However, in the case of someone with a malfunctioning sweat mechanism, this process does not occur as effectively. Instead, various salt compounds and minerals are released onto the skin surface.
Fixing Unhealthy Sweating
So, what is the solution for someone with a faulty sweat mechanism? We have discovered that exercise is the key to correcting this issue. Just 20-30 minutes of daily exercise, which we call "sweat exercise", for a week can make a difference.
Through exercise, you will sweat, whether it is unhealthy or healthy sweat. After a week, you will notice a change in your sweat. Initially, the sweat may be salty and oily, but gradually it will become watery and clean. That's it.
As a result, if you make a habit of sweating daily, the secretion of sweat will become faster, and the quantity of salty and oily sweat will decrease. This means that the salty fluids near the skin's surface will return to the blood. Consequently, your blood volume and water content in the body will increase significantly. This does not mean you are gaining fat, but rather gaining weight in a healthy manner.
Furthermore, good and healthy sweat does not deplete the body's salinity but actually improves your overall health. This means you can prevent heatstroke, heart attacks, and other ailments. Oh, and it's also beneficial to add a gram of salt to a liter of water.
To achieve good and healthy sweat, all you need to do is move and exercise daily. Healthy sweat equals a healthy body. Healthy sweat wards off illnesses.