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Have had a "buffalo hump" for about at least 4 years. Don't have any other symptoms at all. Am a little overweight. Any reason for concern?

Have had a "buffalo hump" for about at least 4 years. Don't have any other symptoms at all. Am a little overweight. Any reason for concern?

Probably not .....: .... but this unusual deposition of fat at the neck and upper back is associated with Cushing's syndrome. Named after a famous doctor from the 19th century, it occurs when there is too much circulating cortisol/cortisone in the bloodstream. The body's adrenal glands may produce too much or a person may be taking/using cortisone drugs for a prescribed treatment. You should be thoroughly tested. ...Read more

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Can depression cause a cushings like syndrome with a buffalo hump and many other cushings symptoms?

Can depression cause a cushings like syndrome with a buffalo hump and many other cushings symptoms?

Not exactly: Depression does not cause cushing's syndrome. But depression is common in people with cushing's syndrome. In fact depression can be one of the symptoms of cushing's syndrome, along with buffalo hump and much more. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose fat from buffalo hump?

Is it possible to lose fat from buffalo hump?

Yes , but ...: Yes but it is hard to do ; you may have to lose most of your body fat to do it. ...Read more

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What's to be done about buffalo hump(medication term)?

What's to be done about buffalo hump(medication term)?

If it is due: To osteoporosis or other bone abnormalities, the abnormalities may be treatable, but the defect may persist. A "buffalo hump" can be seen is diseases or cortisone excess. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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How to lose buffalo hump in shoulder ?

How to lose buffalo hump in shoulder ?

Not sure: The "buffalo hump" sign is generally associated with corticosteroid use or disease of hyperactive adrenal glands. Consult a physician because specific testing is needed along with more background information. ...Read more

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Well shoulder exercise eliminate buffalo hump?

Well shoulder exercise eliminate buffalo  hump?

Targeting not useful: You need to reduce your weight in general. Exercise targeted to reduce weight in a particular area is not generally successful. Depending your height and weight you need to reduce caloric intake and exercise. You should consult your doctor to exclude a hormone disorder such as adrenal disease. ...Read more

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Can you eat or drink before being tested for buffalo hump?

Buffalo hump: I presume you are worried about having cushing's disease. You can drink but you probably be tested in a fasting state. ...Read more

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