A 73-year-old male asked:
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My wife sweats a lot all year round?

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Dr. Randall Bock
Specializes in General Practice
Types of sweat: Different reasons for and types of sweating. The sweating exclusive to the groin and armpits reflects emotion: for instance anxiety and sexual arousal. The sweating that occurs away from these areas is more related to cooling the body, much the way a radiator cools a car. Generally more sweating in heavier individuals, because fat acts as an insulator for heat accumulated with exertion.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013

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