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What is the difference between adrenal fatigue and Cushing syndrome?

What is the difference between adrenal fatigue and Cushing syndrome?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /CORTISOL /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. While work up is under way. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com TSH is elevated in HYPOTHYROIDISM. CORTISOL IS LOW IN ADRENAL DEFICIENCY. ...Read more

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I have itchiness which easy bruises w/mild scratch. My pcp wants test for cushing as i've fatigue, amenorrhea, adrenal cyst. Does cushing make u itch?

I have itchiness which easy bruises w/mild scratch. My pcp wants test for cushing as i've fatigue, amenorrhea, adrenal cyst. Does cushing make u itch?

No Itching is not pa: Itching is not commonly part of cushing's, yet it is too non specific a condition. But bruising does need medical evaluation and could be caused by something serious going on. ...Read more

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Extremely high cortisol (48), low acth, and cushing's symptoms, but no adrenal mass found on ct. If not adrenal, what can this be?

Extremely high cortisol (48), low acth, and cushing's symptoms, but no adrenal mass found on ct.  If not adrenal, what can this be?

Other causes: Of cushing syndrome are pituitary tumors (cushing's disease), pancreatic islet cell tumors, exogenous steroid use (most common) and other tumors that are derived from nerve/endocrine cells. Sometimes a very small, active adrenal adenoma is not seen on ct, MRI may be better. ...Read more

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MRI shows adenomatous hyperplastic changes of bilateral adrenal glands. What type of surgery is required, if any? Having Cushing workup in 4wks.

MRI shows adenomatous hyperplastic changes of bilateral adrenal glands. What type of surgery is required, if any? Having Cushing workup in 4wks.

Adrenal hyperplasia: 46 F MRI shows adenomatous hyperplastic changes of bilateral adrenal glands. What type of surgery is required, if any? Having Cushing workup in 4wks. ANS: at your age most likely have Conn's syndrome if you have any BP problems. Why was MRI done? I specialize in this and happy to do 2nd opinion. Can make better recommendations after I see a picture of your face and talk to you. ...Read more

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What is cushing's disease?

What is cushing's disease?

Pituitary tumor: Cushing's syndrome is any conditions that cause the adrenal gland to produce too much cortisol. Cushing's disease is a adenoma (tumor) in the pituitary that produces a hormone called acth which causes the adrenal gland to produce too much cortisol. ...Read more

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What is ?Cushing's disease?

What is ?Cushing's disease?

Pituitary ACTH: Cushings syndrome is a clinical syndrome produced by excess cortisol in the body. Cushings disease is one of the potential causes of the syndrome in which a benign pituitary tumor secretes an excess of acth (adrenocorticotropic hormone) this stimulates adrenal secretion of excess cortisol and produces cushings syndrome. ...Read more

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What is cushing's syndrome?

What is cushing's syndrome?

Symptom / sign mix: The familiar physical changes from excess glucocorticoids from any cause, made in the body or prescribged. Red, swollen face, hypertension, glucose intolerance, truncal obesity, fat pad on back of neck, fragile skin, likelihood to get infections, mood problems, acne, more. Contrast "cushing's disease" in which these by definition result from a pituitary adenoma making acth. ...Read more

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What exactly is Cushing's disease?

What exactly is Cushing's disease?

Pituitary tumor: Cushing's syndrome is any conditions that cause the adrenal gland to produce too much cortisol. Cushing's disease is a adenoma (tumor) in the pituitary that produces a hormone called acth which causes the adrenal gland to produce too much cortisol. ...Read more

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Is cushing's disease curable?

Is cushing's disease curable?

Sometimes: Cushing's disease can be cured by pituitary surgery: removing the small benign tumor causing the adrenal to overwork. However pituitary surgery is not 100% effective and some people may need to have the adrenal glands themselves removed. The options for curing cushing's syndrome depend on its cause, as there many potential causes, including cushing's disease. ...Read more

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Why is cushing's disease or syndrome fatal?

Why is cushing's disease or syndrome fatal?

Excess cortisol: Cushing's disease is excessive cortisol in the body from a pituitary tumor that leads to its secretion.Cushing's syndrome refers to the stigmata with excessive cortisol.This can be from the pituitary or administered by drs. Symptoms include hypertension, obesity, heart problems, sensitivity to infection. Cushing's disease/syndrome can be treated so it is not necessarily fatal, but it can be. ...Read more

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What should be the diet of a cushing patient?

What should be the diet of a cushing patient?

Cushing's: If you have been treated properly for Cushing's there should be little concern about what you eat. That said, go on-line to "NuvVal" and get a good idea of what foods are good, not so good, or bad for you. That should help you through concerns about your diet. ...Read more

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Could changes of face be caused by cushing's syndrome?

Could changes of face be caused by cushing's syndrome?

Yes: There are changes that appear in the face (and throughout the body) as a result of cushing's syndrome. Typically they are described as "moon facies" meaning the face takes a rounded appearance. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor treating your cushing's. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do people with cushing's syndrome have constricted pupils?

Not likely : Cushing's does not really cause miosis (pupil constriction). There are many causes, but prominent are many drugs (opiods, anti-psychotics, razadone). ...Read more

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What's a good website to learn all about cushing's syndrome?

What's a good website to learn all about cushing's syndrome?

Search HealthTap...: Search healthtap for doctors' answers to cushing syndrome (cushing's syndrome) questions, and also check the government information site: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000410.Htm. ...Read more

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Can osteoporosis be reversed after cushing's disease is cured?

Can osteoporosis be reversed after cushing's disease is cured?

Osteoporosis: There are a number of drugs that prevent further bone loss and some of them may increase your bone mass and strength. Your doctor should already discussed with you. If that hasn't happened please contact your doctor again. If that does not satisfy you have your family or friends refer you to a better doctor. ...Read more

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Please explain about an abnormal condition called cushing's disease.

Please explain about an abnormal condition called cushing's disease.

Pituitary growth: 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. ...Read more

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