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Is cushing's disease curable?

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Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
Dr. Giuseppe Barbesino
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: See below

Quoting dr. Loh: primary cushing's syndrome is the result of an endocrine active mass of adrenal gland cells that become so not as a result of lifestyle habits (good or bad).
It's not your fault, but fortunately often completely curable. There are secondary cushing's syndromes related to medications doctors give to treat certain conditions, and it becomes a balance of benefits vs. Risks.

In brief: See below

Quoting dr. Loh: primary cushing's syndrome is the result of an endocrine active mass of adrenal gland cells that become so not as a result of lifestyle habits (good or bad).
It's not your fault, but fortunately often completely curable. There are secondary cushing's syndromes related to medications doctors give to treat certain conditions, and it becomes a balance of benefits vs. Risks.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
Thank
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