The cases of a gradual onset of unexplained body sweat are common among elderly patients above their 50s. Most of the patients complaining about this are women. In most cases, they describe the situation where their hands, feet, armpit, and overall body start sweating. Many women describe their illness like this:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity and poor diet
  • Multiple medication usage
  • Back pain and or spinal surgeries
  • Arthritic problems
  • Smoking and or excessive alcohol usage

 
Such patients also describe many other ailments they try to cure with medications and surgeries. 

Excessive sweating is likely caused by some illnesses caused by different body functions. Basically, it’s a sign that something in the human body goes wrong. Though there is no definite solution to the problem available yet, there are certain attempts to restore a healthier way of life being made, which include the following: 

  • Overall much healthier diet
  • Eliminate multiple medications usage
  • Overall exercise & activity
  • Non-smoking or excessive alcohol usage

 
Aging brings many changes to the human body. Women experience many changes that were previously unknown to them. Excessive night sweats commonly appear in women aged around the 50s – 80s. The only approach to managing the problem of sweating is taking medications, applying diet changes, and running consultations with physicians specialized in geriatric medicine.