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Cushing's Syndrome

Also called: Hypercortisolism 
 Cushings syndrome is caused by long-term exposure to too much cortisol, a hormone that your adrenal gland makes. Sometimes, taking synthetic hormone medicine to treat an inflammatory disease leads to Cushing's. Some kinds of tumors secrete a hormone that can cause your body to make too much cortisol.
Cushing's syndrome is rare. Some symptoms are
  • Upper body obesity
  • Thin arms and legs
  • Severe fatigue and muscle weakness
  • High blood pressure
  • High blood sugar
  • Easy bruising
Your treatment will depend on why you have too much cortisol. If it is because you have been taking synthetic hormones, a lower dose may control your symptoms. If a tumor caused it, surgery and other therapies may be needed. Most of the time, Cushing's syndrome can be cured.
NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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