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what are sweat glands?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Water secreting: Mammal have glands in the skin that excrete water to regulate body temperature. You may consult this site for more information on this topic. https://www.britannica.com/science/sweat-gland For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Cooling: Humans are adapted to a hot, dry environment. The evaporation of water from a liquid to a gas state takes energy away, so it results in a lower temperature, a cooling effect. Your sweat glands apply water to your skin where evaporation cools your body. The greater the need for cooling the harder the sweat glands work to wet the skin. Dogs must pant to put water on their tongue and breath, so it is

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