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9 Things Your Sweat Is Trying To Tell You

Prevention Logo By Sarah Klein of Prevention | Slide 1 of 9: <p>Anything that toys with your endocrine system (your body's collection of hormone-producing glands) can leave you feeling sweatier than usual. Of course, there’s <a href="http://www.prevention.com/health/13-solutions-for-hot-flashes">the dreaded hot flash</a>, which as many as 85% of women have in the years right around menopause, but pregnancy may also be to blame. That's because hormonal changes seem to mess with the brain’s "thermostat," mistakenly making you think you’re overheating—and triggering the naturally cooling sweat response—even when you’ve positioned yourself right in front of the AC. (If menopause is the case, here are <a href="http://www.prevention.com/health/health-concerns/solve-menopause-symptoms">8 ways to make it a little less miserable</a>.) </p>

You're pregnant…or hitting menopause

Anything that toys with your endocrine system (your body's collection of hormone-producing glands) can leave you feeling sweatier than usual. Of course, there’s the dreaded hot flash, which as many as 85% of women have in the years right around menopause, but pregnancy may also be to blame. That's because hormonal changes seem to mess with the brain’s "thermostat," mistakenly making you think you’re overheating—and triggering the naturally cooling sweat response—even when you’ve positioned yourself right in front of the AC. (If menopause is the case, here are 8 ways to make it a little less miserable.)

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