Hyperhidrosis Quiz Question #5

Correct Answer: A and B

Horses and gorillas both have the ability to sweat. Like humans, horses sweat to cool themselves down. Gorillas cansweat, but it’s not their primary form of thermoregulation. To keep their body temperatures level, gorillas use panting, like dogs do. Storks, on the other hand (uh, foot), actually poop on their legs to stay cool on hot days, and elephants decrease their thermostat by running blood through their big, flappy, thin-skinned ears. Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis, in humans, though, is not a condition really related to temperature control. In fact, people with hyperhidrosis can sweat in extreme amounts (four or five times more than is necessary, or “normal”) no matter the ambient temperature, whether they are exercising or not, and regardless of stress levels. Fortunately, there are treatments available to control these sorts of distressing levels of sweat, find out how hyperhidrosis can be managed here.