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what sort of disorder is cushing disease?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Cushing's disease: Cushing's disease is a condition where the pituitary (tumor) is producing too much acth (adrenalcorticotropic hormone). This hormone stimulates your adrenal glands to produce extra cortisol (stress hormone) which in excess can cause a lot of metabolic problems.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
Great answer. Wishing you'all the best.
Feb 13, 2012

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A 65-year-old member asked:

What is cushing disease ?

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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 23 years experience
Endocrine disease: Cushings disease is excess glucocorticoids produced by the adrenal glad. This leads to central obesity, proximal muscle weakness, fatigue, buffalo hump. The adrenal is stimulated by adrenocorticotropic hormone produced in excess by a pituitary tumor in cushings disease. Cushings syndrome is adrenal excess by other mechanisms including exogenous intake.
Dr. Rami Almokayyad
Endocrinology 18 years experience
Dr Azimi's answer is true for Cushing's Syndrome, Cushing's disease usually is a specific entity, when the excess cortisol production from the adrenal gland is caused from a pituitary tumor, that is producing a hormone to stimulate the adrenal glands.
Jan 22, 2012
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Are the symptoms of cushing disease bad?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Of course: Any time you cushing disease it is bad but could be manage.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

What can I use for cushing disease if I don't have a doctor?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Get a doctor: Cushings can be fatal, see a doctor now. You cannot treat this at home.
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A 28-year-old member asked:

What choices do I have for treating cushing disease?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Options: Cushing's disease is different than cushing's syndrome. Cushing's disease is caused by a tumor or enlargement (hyperplasia) of the pituitary gland. The best treatment is to take it out through surgery. If the surgery is incomplete, radiation treatment can then be used. Lastly, if these treatments are not successful, the adrenal glands may need to be removed to stop the production of cortisol.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of cushing disease?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Many symptoms: Symptoms / signs: truncal obesity (mr. Potatohead look), "moon" facies, thinning of skin, easy bruising, "buffalo" hump in upper back, purple stretch marks, hypertension, fatigue, psychiatric sx, insomnia, excess hair growth, muscle weakness and loss. Symptoms are often progressive and should prompt screening.

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