What Causes Sweaty Feet And Foot Odor?
Sweaty feet and foot odor can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'worrying' 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
- Liver Congestion
- Kidney Disease
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Chronic Fatigue-Fibromyalgia
- Low Estrogens
- General Toxicity
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:
allergy to chemicals
high T3 free level
high refined sugar consumption
inability to tell hot from cold
poor tolerance of sugars
occasionally feeling unusually cold
past LSD use
poor concentration during cycle
severe leg/foot cramps
severe diesel exhaust exposure
... and more than 160 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: