I’m 16. years old, 6’2 185. In decent shape, but I’ll be running for like 5 minutes or so and I’ll be dripping like Niagara Falls and it won’t stop. Is it a weight issue? Is 185 too much/little for someone my age and height? Any help appreciated as I’d like to try to control this problem
Puberty is my guess. Young men start to smell because of the changes in their bodies often requiring a couple showers a day. You might want to look into workout clothes that wick away moisture and carry deodorant in your backpack and maybe an extra undershirt.
"Sweating is one part of puberty. When our bodies starts to change, roughly 3 million sweat glands become more active. This is especially true for glands in the armpits and groin and on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. When the sweat comes in contact with bacteria on the skin, it can produce an odor, which may be stronger in some people than others.
So how to handle sweat? Take a bath or shower daily. If you're worried about smell, use a deodorant or a deodorant with antiperspirant (a deodorant masks odor, whereas an antiperspirant helps decrease sweating).
It can also help to wear clothes made of natural fibers, such as cotton or linen, especially in the summer heat. Pads called underarm shields or dress shields can help absorb sweat and prevent embarrassing underarm stains. These pads attach to the armpit area inside a person's clothes to absorb sweat. They're sold in the lingerie departments of many department stores and at some specialized sports stores. Some teens also keep an extra shirt in their lockers so they can change at school.
If you worry about your sweating, talk to your doctor. Sweating too much sometimes can be a sign of a medical problem. Doctors can prescribe stronger antiperspirants if they think someone needs one."
"Sweat evaporating from the skin creates a cooling effect for the body. When the body is producing much more sweat than it needs to keep cool, this is called hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis most commonly affects children, teenagers, and young adults. Its onset can occur at any age and developmental stage."