What Causes Sweaty Feet And Foot Odor?
Sweaty feet and foot odor 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.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose sweaty feet and foot odor, 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 "sweaty feet and foot odor" as a symptom. Here are eight of many possibilities (more below
- Body Odor
- High Histamine
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Mineral Need
- General Toxicity
- Kidney Disease
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:
high T3 free level
frequent nighttime urination
difficulty getting out of bed
poor muscular strength
excess saliva in mouth
slender fingers and toes
severe leg cramps caused by walking
frequent difficulty falling asleep
high systolic blood pressure
being able to stay up late
having lost many adult teeth
specific muscle weakness
... and more than 120 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of sweaty feet and foot odor:
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
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 Metabolic Symptoms
section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™
will ask the following question about foot odor / sweaty feet:
Do your feet tend to have a strong odor and/or sweat a lot?
→ No / not particularly / don't know
→ Slight sweating, no significant odor
→ Slight sweating, significant odor
→ Significant sweating, no significant odor
→ Significant sweating and odor
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate sweaty feet, foot odor, very sweaty feet or very sweaty feet and foot odor, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as:
Body Odor also suggests the following possibilities: