Top
10
Doctor insights on: Do People Lose Weight When Treated For Cushing S

Share
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
17 doctors shared insights

Lose Weight (Definition)

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


2

2
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

3

3
Can a patient be treated for hypercortisolism even if they don't have full-blown cushing's syndrome?

Can a patient be treated for hypercortisolism even if they don't have full-blown cushing's syndrome?

The same thing: Cushing syndrom 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

4

4
Why does cushing's cause weight gain even though increased cortisol promotes lypolysis?

Why does cushing's cause weight gain even though increased cortisol promotes lypolysis?

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

5

5
Are people with cushing's syndrome ever prescribed antidepressants for the "losing my mind" feeling of hypercortisolism?

Are people with cushing's syndrome ever prescribed antidepressants for the "losing my mind" feeling of hypercortisolism?

Steroid depression: Yes, antidepressants are often used to treat the psychiatric manifestations of cushings syndrome. Most effective, however, is to cure the cushing's syndrome, usually with appropriate surgery. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
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 (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

8

8
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?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
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

See 1 more doctor answer