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What kind of condition is cushing's syndrome?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Cushing's syndrome

Cushing's syndrome is a condition where your body makes too much cortisol (a hormone).
A blood draw, 24 hour urine measurement of cortisol, midnight salivary cortisol measurement or a test called dexamathasone suppression test can be done to give you the diagnosis. Often time, you need multiple or all of the tests above to make an accurate diagnosis.

In brief: Cushing's syndrome

Cushing's syndrome is a condition where your body makes too much cortisol (a hormone).
A blood draw, 24 hour urine measurement of cortisol, midnight salivary cortisol measurement or a test called dexamathasone suppression test can be done to give you the diagnosis. Often time, you need multiple or all of the tests above to make an accurate diagnosis.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
very good explanation -- I concur
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
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