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.
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.