If you sweat throughout the day, consider it a good thing. Sweat is your body's natural way of cooling off and eliminating toxins, so a little underarm wetness shouldn't be a cause for concern. But if you feel like you're sweating more than usual — and feel uncomfortable as a result — you might want to look into a few unexpected causes of sweating, as well as what you can do about them.
While what's considered "too much sweat" is entirely up to you, "it is usually clinically defined as requiring a change of clothes, or interfering with your life," Shilpi Agarwal, MD, a board-certified Family Medicine Physician, tells Bustle. "If you are also sweating a lot and don't find antiperspirants and deodorants that help you, that could be part of the problem. Additionally, most patients report that it is the odor that bothers them as well as the wetness." Since the bacteria on our bodies thrive in moist environments, extra sweat can result in increased body odor.
If you seem extra sweaty, despite showering regularly and applying antiperspirant, it could be due to a few habits and/or underlying health conditions that can boost your chances of sweating more. But no need to worry — there are many things you can do to help the symptoms you may be experiencing. Here are a few things experts say can make you sweat more than usual.