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Doctor insights on: Corticosteroid Induced Cushing Syndrome

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What is cushing syndrome and its cure?

What is cushing syndrome and its cure?

Pituitary tumor: A pituitary tumor causes classic cushings syndrome. The tumor releases acth which stimulates the adrenal gland to produce corticosteroid hormones. Cushings syndrome can come about because of steroid hormones being used to treat an underlying condition or rarely from a tumor of the adrenal gland. The cure of the syndrome depends on its cause. ...Read more

Dr. Liuska Pesce
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Cushing's Syndrome (Definition)

Cushing's syndrome is a medical condition caused by excess amount of cortisol in the body. Cushing's syndrome is usually the result of taking too much corticosteroid medications vs. a condition called Cushing's disease, where the body makes too much cortisol. Symptoms include central weight gain that spares the arms and legs, round moon like face, fat pad on the back of the neck, large purple stretch marks, and darkening of the skin. ...Read more


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How do you test for cushing syndrome?

Lab or urine test: Cushing's syndrome is a condition where your body makes too much cortisol (a hormone). A blood draw or 24 hour urine measurement of cortisol will give you the diagnosis. Another test called dexamathasone suppression test will also give you the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How cushing syndrome causes back pain?

How cushing syndrome causes back pain?

Weight gain: Can cause it. Also, high cortisol levels will lead over time to bone loss, particularly in the spines of the back, which can lead to back pain. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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My mom tried to teach us ways to stay healthy, but I got cushing syndrome. Why is that?

My mom tried to teach us ways to stay healthy, but I got cushing syndrome. Why is that?

Not your fault: Quoting dr. Loh:primary cushing's syndrome is the result of an endocrine active mass of adrenal gland cells that become so not as a result of lifestyle habits (good or bad). It's not your fault, but fortunately often completely curable. There are secondary cushing's syndromes related to medications doctors give to treat certain conditions, and it becomes a balance of benefits vs. Risks. ...Read more

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What is Cushing syndrome?

Cushing syndrome: read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cushing%27s_syndrome

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What are signs of cushing syndrome?

There are many: Many patients have multiple signs & symptoms, including (but not limited to): facial plethora, violet colored striae ("stretch marks"), high blood pressure, glucose intolerance, weight gain, facial roundness, weakness, and "central" obesity (i.e., in the truncal area). Acne, decreased libido, & menstrual irregularities are common. Detailed exam & testing are necessary to rule out related conditio. ...Read more

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Are cushing syndrome tests accurate?

If done correctly.: Diagnosing cushing syndrome (oversupply of cortisol) is tricky. Cortisol levels go up and down normally, depending on the time of day. Therefore, timing of tests for cushing syndrome is important. The actual laboratory test for cortisol, however, is quite accurate. ...Read more

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What are different ways to treat cushing syndrome?

See below.: First, find out what's causing the cushing's syndrome. If it's due to overuse of steroids, cut down on the dose. If it's due to a tumor, surgery is the best treatment.Tumor in the pituitary can be removed by neurosurgeons, tumors in the adrenal, pancreas, lung can be removed by surgeons. Radiation therapy is used if surgery is not complete. Last but not least, medications can be used. ...Read more

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What tips do you have for patients with cushing syndrome?

See endocrinologist: See your endocrinologist. Depending upon the cause, surgery may help. There is new therapy available for pituitary cushing's syndrome. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have the cushing syndrome without having a tumor found anywhere?

Yes: Cushing's syndrome is any cause that lead to high cortisol level in the blood. Taking corticosteroids (prednisone for example) at high doses for an extended amount of time may lead to cushing's syndrome. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Corticosteroid Drug (Definition)

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