It’s not just hot weather that can make us sweat.
Here are some surprising sweat triggers:
Large meals. Eating a big meal raises body temperature. And as your metabolism kicks in to help you digest it, it can make you sweat.
You can also start sweating if you miss a meal and have low blood sugar. Because the body produces insulin when it expects a meal. And if it doesn’t get one, the body can go into ‘fight or flight’ survival mode – causing sweating.
Our meds can also make us sweat, particularly painkillers like ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen. If that’s an issue, talk to your doctor about taking pain meds that won’t make you sweat.