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Kids' favorite aunt came to visit. Told me she has cushing disease. What should I tell my children?
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Dr. Nahrain Alzubaidi
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Rarley hereditary.
Usually due to a small mass in the pituitary gland in the brain that screats high level of special hormone that increase the production of cortisol from the adrenal glands.
It cause multiple problems it increase weight , blood glucose , blood pressure causes osteoporosis. It is rarely hereditary and should not worry the kids that they may get it.

In brief: Rarley hereditary.
Usually due to a small mass in the pituitary gland in the brain that screats high level of special hormone that increase the production of cortisol from the adrenal glands.
It cause multiple problems it increase weight , blood glucose , blood pressure causes osteoporosis. It is rarely hereditary and should not worry the kids that they may get it.
Dr. Nahrain Alzubaidi
Dr. Nahrain Alzubaidi
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Not her fault
She can't help it if she's fat - she's "cushingoid".
She needs treatment.

In brief: Not her fault
She can't help it if she's fat - she's "cushingoid".
She needs treatment.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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