Unexplained Daytime Sweating

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.

Diagnose your symptoms now!
  • check your overall health status
  • learn what you should be doing right now
  • identify any nutritional deficiencies

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):
  • Stress
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Kidney Disease
  • High Histamine
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Chronic Fatigue-Fibromyalgia
  • Low Estrogens
  • Hypoglycemia

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:
inability to work under pressure
afternoon headaches
recent oily hair
heart racing/palpitations
fatigue after slight exertion
good cold weather tolerance
afternoon coffee/sugar craving
a high-stress lifestyle
high refined sugar consumption
recent death of a loved one
... and more than 180 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:
Cause Probability Status
High Histamine 94% Confirm
Stress 26% Unlikely
Guillain-Barre Syndrome 14% Unlikely
Hyperthyroidism 0% Ruled out
Low Estrogens 0% Ruled out
Kidney Disease 0% Ruled out
Hypoglycemia 0% Ruled out
Chronic Fatigue-Fibromyalgia 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 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.
Possible responses:
→ 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:
Concerned or curious about your health?  Try The Analyst™
Symptom Entry
Symptom Entry
Full Explanations
Optional Doctor Review
Review (optional)