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Do People Lose Weight When Treated For Cushing S
Fat pads around neck, swollen face, depression, anxiety, mood swings,weight gain cant lose weight, hair loss on head,is it cushing's disease?
Cushing's vs thyroid: You need to see your doctor and have a workup. You could have Cushing's or possibly thyroid disease. See your doctor. ...Read more
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
Can a patient be treated for hypercortisolism even if they don't have full-blown cushing's syndrome?
The same thing:
Cushing syndrome and hypercortisolism are essentially the same thing. Yes, therefore you do treat them both at the same time.
This is a trusted source to read: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/cushings-syndrome/ds00470. ...Read more
Can Cushing's syndrome occur as a side effect of an intramuscular Kenalog injection? If so, can it be reversed & how is it treated?
Kenalog: Single injection no. Many injections yes. Discuss with your team. ...Read more
Cortisol: Cortisol does a lot of things; it is not simply lipolytic, like epinephrine. It also stimulates lipogenesis and adipogenesis, especially in abdominal regions. It promotes muscle wasting. And then insulin resistance, diabetes, thin skin, etc. Cushings typically causes more of a redistribution of fat along with muscle wasting, giving the appearance of obesity, along with some weight gain. ...Read more
Are people with cushing's syndrome ever prescribed antidepressants for the "losing my mind" feeling of hypercortisolism?
Are there non-surgical treatments for Cushing's? Developing a hump, chronic fatigue, about 30lbs weight gain, all over swelling, ruddy face with acne
Yes yes: meds to inhibit the receptor for cortisol. plus meds to inhiubit synthesis of cortisol ...Read more
Cushing Syndrome (rapid weight gain, moon face, etc). Why and how the syndrome affect the body? consumption of hydrocortisone of 20mg daily help?
Cushing syndrome: Corticosteroids such as hydrocortisone can cause Cushing syndrome, not make it better. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cushing-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20032115. Then go see your family doc & tell him/her your concerns. This is not a do-it-yourself project, especially if you need steroids. ...Read more
My lover has just been diagnosed with cushing’s syndrome. I am worried but she acts like it is not a problem. Who can tell me what it means?
Too much cortisol: Cushing's syndrome means the body has too much cortisol in it. This can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis. It can be caused by medications like Prednisone (most common cause - doesn't need treatment, but should try to minimize steroid dose), or by a cortisol producing tumor (needs surgery) or a certain type of pituitary tumor (called cushing's disease - also needs surgery). ...Read more
No: It's not contagious. You are not at risk for getting it. ...Read more
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
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
Could cushing's syndrome affect diagnostic tests for sjogren's? I have multiple s/s for sjogren's, but tests have been "diagnostically inconclusive".
If cushing's disease also has increased levels of acth why aren´t these patients with hyperpigmentation like addison´s disease?
Different: Cushings is entirely different hormone disorder from addison's disease. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Not exactly: Corticosteroid can cause cushing's syndrome but not cushing's disease. Cushing's syndrome is when you have too much steroids in your system which can happen if you take too much corticosteroid. Cushing's disease is caused by a tumor in the pituitary that causes the adrenal to produce too much cortisol (steroid). ...Read more
Unfortunately...: Not much - best bet is to get off the high dose pred as soon as you can. Obviously, that's not always possible with certain pathologies. ...Read more
Small but there: 12-15% of those with cushing's disease can have recurrences after initial surgery. After one recurrence the risk of having another increases somewhat. Even following surgery +/- radiation there is no guarantee that each cell of the adenoma is gone. Those left may grow into a new adenoma. Other treatments may be warranted. Access to a pituitary endocrinologist may be helpful. ...Read more