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What are thecomplications from cushings disease?
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Dr. James Chu
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: High cortisol effect
Cushing's disease refers to a benign pituitary tumor making too much acth hormone --- which will then cause the adrenals to overproduce cortisol.
Too much cortisol in the body can cause multiple effects: weight increase, body/face shape changes, high glucose, abnormal cholesterol, high bp, thin easily bruised skin, cataracts, osteoporosis, sexual dysfunction, mental changes, swelling, and others.

In brief: High cortisol effect
Cushing's disease refers to a benign pituitary tumor making too much acth hormone --- which will then cause the adrenals to overproduce cortisol.
Too much cortisol in the body can cause multiple effects: weight increase, body/face shape changes, high glucose, abnormal cholesterol, high bp, thin easily bruised skin, cataracts, osteoporosis, sexual dysfunction, mental changes, swelling, and others.
Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Cushing's syndrome
Agree with dr. Chu.
Excess cortisol effects are more commonly seen with cushing's syndrome- due to glucocorticoid steroid medication (antiinflammatory), not the banned in sports anabolic steroid (build muscle, other effects). Similar symptoms and signs as cushing's disease.

In brief: Cushing's syndrome
Agree with dr. Chu.
Excess cortisol effects are more commonly seen with cushing's syndrome- due to glucocorticoid steroid medication (antiinflammatory), not the banned in sports anabolic steroid (build muscle, other effects). Similar symptoms and signs as cushing's disease.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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