What Causes Unexplained Sweating During The Day?
Unexplained sweating during the day 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 unexplained sweating during the day, 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 "unexplained sweating during the day" as a symptom. Here are eight of many possibilities (more below
- High Histamine
- Low Estrogens
- Lymphatic Congestion
- Chronic Fatigue-Fibromyalgia
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- 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:
severe mid-right abdominal pain
high refined sugar consumption
muscle pains in family members
breast soreness during cycle
abnormal taste in mouth
recent death of a loved one
multiple painful cervical nodes
having watery stools
moderate unexplained weight loss
... 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 unexplained sweating during the day:
* 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 unexplained daytime sweating:
Do you experience inappropriate/excessive sweating during the day? Only include sweating that is not explained by a hot/humid climate, physical exertion, or dressing too warmly.
→ It is explained by my environment / don't know
→ Never / rarely / less than once a year
→ Yes, I sweat excessively several times a year
→ Yes, regular/frequent unexplained sweating
→ Yes, regular/frequent unexplained heavy sweating
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate no unexplained daytime sweating, some unexplained daytime sweating, unexplained daytime sweating or heavy unexplained daytime sweating, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as: