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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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Can Cushing's disease be treated?

Can Cushing's disease be treated?

Yes.: Cushing's disease results from overproduction of ACTH by a pituitary tumor. This can be removed by surgery. ...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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How can we treat cushing's disease?

How can we treat cushing's disease?

Depends: Surgery 2 remove the pituitary tumor if possible. During the recovery process, u may need cortisol replacement treatments. Radiation treatment of the pituitary gland may also be used. If the tumor doesnt respond 2 surgery or radiation, u may get meds 2 stop ur body from making cortisol. Adrenal glands may need to be removed to stop the high levels of cortisol from being produced. ...Read more

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Who is at risk of cushing's disease?

Who is at risk of cushing's disease?

It is usually random: A very small number of families carry genes for men, type 1 (multiple endocrine neoplasia), that makes them more likely to have pituitary tumors, including the type that over-produces in acth and causes cushing's disease. But other than these families, everyone is at equal risk for this condition. ...Read more

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Is cushing's syndrome easy to diagnose?

Is cushing's syndrome easy to diagnose?

No, it's a tough one: Cushing's syndrome is a condition where your body makes too much cortisol (a hormone). A blood draw, 24 hour urine measurement of cortisol, midnight salivary cortisol measurement or a test called dexamathasone suppression test can be done to give you the diagnosis. Often time, you'll need multiple or all of the tests above to make an accurate diagnosis. It's one of the hardest diagnosis to make. ...Read more

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What is cushing's syndrome and it affect?

What is cushing's syndrome and it affect?

Hormonal...: It is hormonal problem where the body experiences changes due to too much glucocorticoids which might be elevated for different reasons like for example adrenal tumors( usually benign), medications, other hormonal issues. Symptoms can be weight gain, elevated blood sugar, fatigue, muscle weakness, moon face, among others. ...Read more

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What are the tests for cushing's syndrome?

What are the tests for cushing's syndrome?

CUSHING'S SYNDROME: Dx: 1. Urinary free cortisol - 4 x upper limit of normal. 2. Dexamethasone test- plasma cortosol level elevated.3. Acth level is elevated in pituitary cause. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cushing's disease?

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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cushing's syndrome?

What are the symptoms of cushing's syndrome?

Cushings varies: The symptoms of Cushing's disease vary, but they can include weight gain, increased blood pressure, a round-shaped face, headaches, mood changes, altered menses, hair growth, the formation of a lump at the top of the back, and fatigue / tiredness. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cushing's syndrome?

What are the symptoms of cushing's syndrome?

Many: The signs and symptoms of cushing's syndrome vary. Common signs and symptoms involve progressive obesity and skin changes, such as: weight gain and fatty tissue deposits, particularly around the midsection and upper back, in the face (moon face) and between the shoulders (buffalo hump) pink or purple stretch marks (striae) on the skin of the abdomen, thighs, breasts and arms thinnin. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is cushing's syndrome?

What kind of condition is cushing's syndrome?

Cushing's syndrome: Cushing's syndrome is a condition where your body makes too much cortisol (a hormone). A blood draw, 24 hour urine measurement of cortisol, midnight salivary cortisol measurement or a test called dexamathasone suppression test can be done to give you the diagnosis. Often time, you need multiple or all of the tests above to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do you know if someone has cushing's syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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What age group is most prone to having cushing's syndrome?

What age group is most prone to having cushing's syndrome?

Cushing's: What makes you ask that question? Family history? Cushing's syndrome can occur in any age group. If you have symptoms you should see your doctor. Additionally you can go on the web and find many articles/comments about Cushing's syndrome. ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about ppl with cushing's disease?

Can you tell me anything about ppl with cushing's disease?

Get it treated!: Hi. Yes, Cushing's disease (i.e., ACTH-producing pituitary adenoma) is VERY BAD FOR YOU in the long run. See a good endocrinologist familiar with Cushing's and see a surgical group with LOTS OF PITUITARY experience. Get it treated. Good luck! ...Read more

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What kind of symptoms do cushing's syndrome people usually get?

Many: Facial plethora, acne, hypertension, weight gain, swelling, violaceous streaks, easy bruising, proximal muscle weakness, diabetes, central fat accumulation, elevated cholesterol, osteoporosis - all are manifestations of cushing's syndrome. The severity of symptoms and signs will reflect the duration and severity of steroid excess. ...Read more

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What are the signs that you see when you have cushing's syndrome?

Many features: Cushing's is a rare condition, but important to recognize since it can often be cured. There is abdominal (central) obesity (buffalo hump) often with diabetes and hypertension, but also thin skin (bruising, purple striae), rapid change in appearance, muscle weakness, maybe hirsutism, cognitive difficulties. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can one have cushing's syndrome for the past 10years and not know about it?

Can one have cushing's syndrome for the past 10years and not know about it?

Cushing's unknow 10y: Yes Cushing's can be a slow developing problem. The only way to know is to be tested for it. I always recommend a 24 hr urine for urinary free cortisol AND and overnight Dexamethasone suppression testing. It can be a difficult Dx to make early in the evolution of Cushing's. Would be happy to get more details with a second opinion. ...Read more

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