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What are the treatments for cushings disease/ syndrome?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: 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)...

In brief: 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)...
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