Treatment of Cushing Syndrome

Treatment It is very important that patients with Cushing’s syndrome receive treatment for their disease process. Ideally, the tumor causing excess ACTH or cortisol is removed. In many cases, this is possible, but in some cases it is not. Each patient’s case is unique and the treatment plan is individually tailored for each person.  Surgical…

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Hypercortisolism Diagnosis and Imaging

Diagnosis and Radiological tests There are four main questions your doctor will try to answer to determine if you might have Cushing syndrome: Once the diagnosis is made, the next step is to determine the cause. If the ACTH level is high, you will need to have additional tests to determine if there is a…

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Background and Signs and Symptoms

What is Cushing’s syndrome? Cortisol is a steroid hormone made by the adrenal glands. Normal levels of cortisol are necessary to sustain life, maintain normal sleep-wake cycles, and allow the body to respond to stressful events. Although limited bursts of cortisol are normal, long-term elevations can be harmful. People with too much cortisol in their…

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