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What are the symptoms of cushing's disease?

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Dr. Philip Kern answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Fat redistribution: Weight gain, but especially a shift of fat to the abdomen, shoulder. "buffalo hump". Purplish striae (stretch marks) on skin; acne. Diabetes, hypertension, muscle weakness. In women, loss of periods, excess hair growth. Many people will have some of these symptoms. If your doctor is suspicious, the screening tests are not difficult to perform.

Answered 2/27/2014

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Dr. Atique Mirza answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Cardiology

moon face,puffy eye: Cushing's syndrome is a disorder of the hormone system that is caused by excess levels of cortisol in the body. Cortisol is a hormone that helps the body respond to stress. Cushing's syndrome involves the adrenal and pituitary glands and often results from continued use of steroids commonly prescribed for asthma, arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. Cushing's syndrome afflicts men and women.

Answered 11/1/2013

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