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Cushing's Syndrome

Alternate Names : Hypercortisolism

Cushing's Syndrome | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the disease?

Many times, Cushing's syndrome cannot be prevented. Judicious use of glucocorticoid medicines is important. Many times, however, high levels are needed to control diseases.

What are the long-term effects of the disease?

If Cushing's syndrome is untreated, body tissues continue to be exposed to high cortisol levels. The person may develop the following conditions:

  • diabetes
  • high blood pressure
  • muscle weakness
  • obesity
  • osteoporosis, or bone thinning
  • What are the risks to others?

    Cushing's syndrome is not contagious and does not put others at risk.

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    Author: Bill Harrison, MD
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 06/04/01

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