Cushing's syndrome

What is Cushing's syndrome?

Cushing's syndrome describes the signs and symptoms associated with prolonged exposure to inappropriately high levels of the hormone cortisol. This can be caused by taking glucocorticoid drugs, or diseases that result in excess cortisol, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), or CRH levels.

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hi, i have been having regular cortisone injections and nerve blocks to treat disc and nerve problems in my neck and back ( every 3 months over the...

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Hello.

Thank you for the query.

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I have had the 24 hour urine test for cortisone, it was okey but I have all the symptoms of Cushing syndrome. The Buffalo hump on my upper back is...

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Hi Ms.Piggott,

Good day.

The treatment of Cushings syndrome is based on the cause and location of the mass producing excess cortisol. The first...

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