In the body there are about 2.6 million sweat glands, and using antiperspirants we prevent them from functioning normally. Although many hate sweat, medical research has revealed the reasons why he is important to our health.
It has long been known that sweating is essential for maintaining normal body temperature and that without sweating, our bodies were contaminated with toxic metals.
Almost all antiperspirants contain chemicals which close the pores and prevent sweating.
We all have a certain amount of toxic metals that accumulate in our body, as arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury because they are in our environment and in the food we eat. We throw them out of the body through sweat. The best solution to eject toxic metals are exercising and going to the sauna. Canadian scientists who have studied the impact of antiperspirants on the body, say that even though we need more research, but one thing is certain – preventing perspiration can be dangerous.
Using antiperspirant will make you smell worse
A recent study found that antiperspirant may worsen the smell of your sweat.
Long-term use encourages microbial growth
The sweat that is caused by stress, fear, anxiety or arousal is produced by apocrine glands, which are located under the arms, in the groin, on the upper lip and the skull. And exercise encourages the work of apocrine glands (exercise increases the level of testosterone, which stimulates glands). But a study conducted by Kris Kalevirt revealed that antiperspirants increase the amount of bad bacteria in the area of the armpit. These bacteria produce a rather unpleasant smell of sweat.
Sweating can indicate if you have a disease
Sweating may be a signal that you are suffering from a disease whose symptoms still don’t occur.
– Diabetes – Diabetes can disrupt the sympathetic nervous system, which sends signals to the sweat glands. Diabetes is associated with obesity, which itself promotes sweating.
– Rheumatoid arthritis – This autoimmune disorder affecting the joints, causes inflammation and can stimulate perspiration in certain patients. Inflammatory chemicals act on the hypothalamus region of the brain that is responsible for controlling the temperature.
– Problems with the heart – corked arteries mean that the heart needs to give more effort to pump blood out, so the body sweats more in order to maintain a lower temperature during the extra effort of the organism.
– Hyperthyroidism – This condition occurs when the thyroid gland, which is located in the neck, produces too much thyroid hormone. This leads to a boost in your metabolism, which can cause excessive sweating and unexplained weight loss, anxiety and hyperactivity.
– Cancer – Excessive sweating can be linked to cancers such as leukemia, bone cancer, liver cancer, and any advanced cancer. The reason for this may be that the body is fighting cancer, says the British Institute for cancer.