7 Surprising Causes of Body Odor

3. Hormones


Smelling bad because of hormones happens to both men and women. When we are teenagers, there’s a sheer volume of growth hormones in our bodies. These hormones can behave unpredictably. This is the reason teenagers sweat easily, and they smell bad as well.

When women go through the menopause phase, there are increase and decrease in the estrogen levels in their body. This leads to the release of some chemicals that make them smell bad when they sweat.