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What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for cushing’s syndrome?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

The treatment options depend on the cause of the cushing's syndrome.
If the cause is due to overuse of steroids, then the treatment is to lower the dose. This is the best case scenario. Other treatment options involve: surgery (pros: cure possible, cons: surgery +/- complications), radiation therapy (cons: side effects), medications (cons: usually not a cure, side effects from med)...

In brief: Depends

The treatment options depend on the cause of the cushing's syndrome.
If the cause is due to overuse of steroids, then the treatment is to lower the dose. This is the best case scenario. Other treatment options involve: surgery (pros: cure possible, cons: surgery +/- complications), radiation therapy (cons: side effects), medications (cons: usually not a cure, side effects from med)...
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multiple

The therapy are designed to lower cortisol levels in the body.
A patient can lower their level of steroid use as asteroids can cause acne, high blood sugar and high blood pressure. Also a patient can have surgery to remove a tumor that causes cushings. Surgery can lead to brain injury. There are other therapies but sitting with your doctor to discuss these options would be best.

In brief: Multiple

The therapy are designed to lower cortisol levels in the body.
A patient can lower their level of steroid use as asteroids can cause acne, high blood sugar and high blood pressure. Also a patient can have surgery to remove a tumor that causes cushings. Surgery can lead to brain injury. There are other therapies but sitting with your doctor to discuss these options would be best.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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