What Causes Sweating?

Sweating, or perspiration, is the result of the human body’s need to maintain thermal balance. For example, sweat is secreted in hot weather because the evaporation of sweat on the skin surface helps the body to cool down. In some cases, diseases, emotions, or reactions to medication may cause sweating to increase. If you suspect your perspiration is abnormal, you should visit the doctor to correct the potential problem.