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Many options: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The treatment options depend on the cause of the cushing's syndrome. If the cause is due to overuse of steroids, then the treatment is to lower the dose. This is the best case scenario. Other treatment options involve: surgery, radiation therapy, and medications. A new drug was recently approved for cushing's syndrome on 2/17/2012. ...Read more
If a child growth affected because of Cushing syndrome and without treatment until 20yo,can it still reverse and recover?
Growth: I can hardly believe that a doctor has not followed through with a young man with Cushing's and limited growth. You MUST see an Endocrinologist as soon as possible. Wish you well. Keep me posted please. ...Read more
Depends: The treatment options depend on the cause of the cushing's syndrome. If the cause is due to overuse of steroids, then the treatment is to lower the dose. This is the best case scenario. Other treatment options involve: surgery (pros: cure possible, cons: surgery +/- complications), radiation therapy (cons: side effects), medications (cons: usually not a cure, side effects from med)... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there non-surgical treatments for Cushing's? Developing a hump, chronic fatigue, about 30lbs weight gain, all over swelling, ruddy face with acne
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
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