Cushing's Syndrome

About- Cushing syndrome also called hypercortisolism occurs when we have high levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, in the blood.
Symptoms-

 A thinning of the skin
 A headache
 A loss of sexual interest
 Absent or irregular menstruation
 Acne
 An increased incidence of infections
 Anxiety
 Buffalo hump
 Cognitive dysfunction
 Decreased fertility
 Depression
 Development delay for children
 Easy bruising
 Erectile dysfunction for men
 Extra facial and body hair for women
 Fatigue and weakness
 Glucose intolerance
 High blood pressure
 High blood sugar 
 Increased thirst
 Increased urination
 Irritability
 Kidney stones
 Mood disorders
 Muscle weakness
 Obesity (upper body)
 Osteoporosis
 Purple stretch marks on the breasts, arms, abdomen, and thighs
 Rounded face
 Sleep problems
 Slow healing skin injuries
 Thinning arms and legs
 Weight gain
 
Causes-
 Adrenal gland disease
 Corticosteroid medications
 Family history of Cushing syndrome
 Pituitary adenoma
 
Complications
 Blood clots
 Frequent or unusual infections
 Heart attack
 High blood pressure (hypertension)
 Kidney stones
 Loss of muscle mass and strength
 Osteoporosis
 Stroke
 Type 2 diabetes
 Unhealthy cholesterol levels

Specialists to visit-
 Endocrinologist

 Paediatrician
 General Surgeon

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References-
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.niddk.nih.gov
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.aans.org
https://www.diabetes.co.uk
https://www.medicinenet.com

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