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With cushing’s syndrome what are my treatment options?

With cushing’s syndrome what are my treatment options?

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 more

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What is the treatment for cushing's syndrome?

What is the treatment for cushing's syndrome?

CUSHING's SYSDROME: Treatment depends on the cause. High protein intake. Pituitary tumors are removed surgically. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for cushing's syndrome?

What's the best  treatment for cushing's syndrome?

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

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What is the latest drug treatment approved by fda for cushing's syndrome?

Many: The treatment is usually surgical. The medicines used are:mifepristone, ketoconazole, metyrapone, mitotane, etomidate. All/any should be administered under expert guidance. ...Read more

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If a child growth affected because of Cushing syndrome and without treatment until 20yo,can it still reverse and recover?

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

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My doctor diagnosed me with cushing disease. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

My doctor diagnosed me with cushing disease. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

Surgery: Cushings disease is due to a pituitary tumor that makes a hormone that stimulates cortisol production. Surgery is the treatment of choice, but additional treatment with radiation and medication is often necessary. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for cushing’s syndrome?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for cushing’s syndrome?

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 more

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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

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Will a non Union rib fracture heal after surgery to cure cushing's disease?

Will a non Union rib fracture heal after surgery to cure cushing's disease?

Not if it is an est-: -ablished non union. It will help in the future but may need surgery this time. Get evaluation by a thoracic surgeon. ...Read more