Level Of Perspiration

What Causes Excessive Sweating?

Excessive sweating can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'life-threatening'.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose excessive sweating, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "excessive sweating" as a symptom.  Here are eight of many possibilities (more below):
  • Liver Congestion
  • Lymphatic Congestion
  • Mercury Toxicity
  • Kidney Disease
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Stress

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
paying great attention to detail
broad-spectrum antibiotic use
bowel movement changes
reduced sense of taste
back-of-neck lymph node problems
unusual vaginal bleeding
late term miscarriage
craving for salt
significant diesel exhaust exposure
severe sexual abuse during childhood
morning sickness
low TSH
... and more than 210 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of excessive sweating:
Cause Probability Status
Mercury Toxicity 91% Confirm
Kidney Disease 22% Unlikely
Stress 13% Unlikely
Adrenal Fatigue 0% Ruled out
Liver Congestion 0% Ruled out
Lymphatic Congestion 0% Ruled out
Hyperthyroidism 0% Ruled out
Guillain-Barre Syndrome 0% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Skin-Related Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about level of perspiration:
How much do you perspire/sweat?
Possible responses:
→ Very little / not easily
→ Less than average
→ About average / don't know
→ More than average
→ Lots / easily / often and profusely for no reason
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either diminished perspiration or excess perspiration, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
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