Who sweats more: men or women?
Isn't sweating normal in the human body? It seems that sweating is frowned upon by society, but can we control it? Well no, it's impossible! And I am no longer just talking about people who sweat due to weather or sports factors, but also people who also suffer from hyperhidrosis. Also... Did you know that men sweat more than women?
All of us have between 2 and 4 million sweat glands in our dermis . Incredible true? In this way, we allow our body to maintain a stable body temperature , activating at times when we are hotter or in complicated emotional situations, such as stress or shame, among others. However, although until now you thought it was a popular saying, the truth is that, although all people sweat, men do it more than women. Why? It's very easy to explain:
First of all, because men start sweating before women. Yes, yes, you heard right… We start sweating before the women! This fact is due to the fact that women need a higher body temperature than men to start sweating. Also, women generally have less bodily fluid than men, so they tend to get dehydrated more easily and can't afford to sweat as much as men. As a result, it can also explain why men sweat more than women. Also, it should be noted that men 's sweat glands are usually more active than women's...
However, it is important to emphasize that these gender differences are created from puberty , since it is the stage where the sweat glands are activated in the human body. Puberty is a time where hormones (both male and female) come into play more efficiently. Based on this, it is possible to conclude a relationship between testosterone and sweat ; that is, it can be said that testosterone increases the sweating response in a person.
This fact can also be confirmed in a phase of pregnancy or in a time of female menopause. When women are in these stages, their bodies produce a considerable change in hormones , drastically lowering female hormones. In turn, at these times women experience a much greater expulsion of sweat. Therefore, it can be deduced that when they have a drastic change in hormones (and therefore a loss of female hormones), the sweating process is more active.
On the other hand, although the usual areas of sweating for people are the armpits , hands and feet , it has also been detected in scientific studies that, due to the greater body mass in men and a greater number of sweat glands in men, their sweat is distributed more equally throughout the entire torso , while women tend to present it only in the usual areas of the human body. In this way, men manage to produce greater metabolic heat in their bodies.
However, although sweating can affect both equally, it has been detected that in cases of hyperhidrosis men can even sweat 50% more than women. In any case, although they do not produce as much sweat, their sweat glands are denser, so, after all, the amount of sweat that people with hyperhidrosis can expel, whether they are men or women, can reach to be equated
The truth is that I had no idea why this process happened in our bodies (and I have been hallucinating). What do you think?