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Cushing Syndrome- When Body makes too much Hormones


Cushing Syndrome is a condition when the human body is exposed to high levels of cortisol hormones for a considerable long time.

About 40 to 70 people out of every million are likely to have Cushing Syndrome.[1]

Cushing Syndrome is:
- Treatable by a medical professional
- Requires a medical diagnosis
- Lab tests of imaging always required
- Can last for years or lifelong

The condition is also known as hypercortisolism and is more common in women than men. Also, it is often seen in the age group from 25 to 40 years.


The common symptoms of Cushing Syndrome are:
- Weight gain with fatty tissue deposits
- Thinning and fragile skin bruising easily
- Slow healing of injuries
- Acne
- Stretch marks on thighs, breasts, arms and the abdomen.
- Fatigue
- Muscle weakness
- Depression
- Headache
Women with this disease experience more visible body and facial hair or irregular/ absent menstrual periods. Men on the other may experience decreased libido, decreased fertility, and erectile dysfunction.


Self-care: Eating healthy is the best way to ease some symptoms and prevent others. Intake of food containing calcium and vitamin D alongside avoiding sodium and fatty acids will help control the symptoms.
Medication: Treatment completely depends on the cause of this disease. According to that doctors may recommend surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or cortisol-reducing medicines. Surgery includes removal of the steroid-producing tumor.
Specialists: It is recommended to consult a physician for medical advice in severe or other cases. mfine can provide with a wide range of information related to medical conditions. You can also come on board for holistic treatment.

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