All A to Z Topics

Cushing's syndrome

Syndication_logo
Introduction
Cushing’s syndrome is a collection of symptoms that develop due to very high levels of a hormone called cortisol in the body.
Symptoms of Cushing's syndrome
The pattern of symptoms in Cushing’s syndrome can be highly unpredictable. The symptoms can vary from being very mild to very severe.
Causes of Cushing's syndrome
Iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome is more common than endogenous Cushing’s syndrome. Iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome is usually related to corticosteroid use.
Diagnosing Cushing's syndrome
Diagnosing Cushing’s syndrome can often be challenging, particularly when the symptoms are mild.
Treating Cushing's syndrome
Treatment for Cushing's syndrome will depend on what is causing the high levels of cortisol to accumulate in your body.