On average we sweat about 1 litre per day, but most of it evaporates so we don’t notice it. We can sweat up to 10 litres a day if we’re really hot or exercising hard.
Most people are concerned about armpit sweat, but this accounts for only 1% of our body’s perspiration.
We sweat from two types of glands:
Women have more eccrine sweat glands than men, but men’s eccrine glands are more active, so men actually sweat or have more hot flushes overall.
Other factors such as eating hot or spicy food, wearing clothes made out of synthetic materials, and carrying excess body weight can cause us to sweat more. In general, our bodies adapt to produce more sweat when we really need it.
If you’re worried about sweating too much, speak to your doctor or professional medical adviser.