Foot Odor / Sweaty Feet

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.

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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 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):
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Liver Congestion
  • Chronic Fatigue-Fibromyalgia
  • Lymphatic Congestion
  • Stress
  • Mineral Need
  • Low Estrogens
  • Body Odor

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:
heart racing/palpitations
tinnitus
recent death of a loved one
morning stiffness without pain
severe non-specific arm pain
pain between shoulder blades
severely tight muscles
multiple swollen inguinal nodes
occasional 'chills'
night sweats
craving for salt
paying great attention to detail
... and more than 170 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:
Cause Probability Status
Hypoglycemia 98% Confirm
Stress 22% Unlikely
Mineral Need 12% Unlikely
Lymphatic Congestion 3% Ruled out
Liver Congestion 3% Ruled out
Chronic Fatigue-Fibromyalgia 3% Ruled out
Body Odor 0% Ruled out
Low Estrogens 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 foot odor / sweaty feet:
Do your feet tend to have a strong odor and/or sweat a lot?
Possible responses:
→ 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

Body Odor also suggests the following possibilities:

Excessive Sweating

Excessive Sweating also suggests the following possibilities:

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