Cushing’s Syndrome

Cushing’s syndrome or Hypercortisolism, refers to a disorder that erupts when the human body experiences high degree of the hormone cortisol, or when the body consumes excessive cortisol or other corticosteroid medications like prednisolone and prednisone to treat asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. Excessive cortisol not only causes Cushing’s disease, but also tumor of the adrenal gland, and tumor in any part of the body that produces cortisol or ACTH, like lung, thyroid and pancreas. Common symptoms include obesity above the waist, thin arms and legs; reddish, rounded face; slow growth of children; and skin infections like acne, easy bruising and purple marks.

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