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What is Cushing's Syndrome?

Description of the disease:

Cushing's syndrome is a rare endocrine disorder caused by excessive secretion of the hormone cortisol.


  • Cushing's syndrome can be classified as primary (pituitary adenoma) and secondary (adrenal cortex hyperplasia).


  • Obesity, hypertension, immune suppression, menstrual cycle disturbances, muscle weakness, increased fatigue.


The cause of Cushing's syndrome is usually a tumor in the pituitary or adrenal glands, or excessive use of glucocorticoids.


Blood tests, imaging methods (ultrasound, CT, MRI), and 24-hour urine collection to measure cortisol levels are used to diagnose Cushing's syndrome.


Treatment may include surgical removal of the tumor, taking medications to reduce cortisol levels, and treating symptoms.


  • Prevention of Cushing's syndrome includes proper use of glucocorticoids and regular screenings to detect tumors.


An endocrinologist is required for the diagnosis and treatment of Cushing's syndrome.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.