Alternate Names : Hypercortisolism
What are the treatments for the disease?
Treatment of Cushing's syndrome varies, depending on the source of the excess cortisol. Treatment options include:
mitotane, which keeps cortisol production down
surgical removal of adrenal glands
surgical removal of tumors
What are the side effects of the treatments?
Surgery may cause bleeding, infection, or allergic reaction to anesthesia.
What happens after treatment for the disease?
Some individuals may produce less steroid hormones. They may need steroid hormones after treatment to maintain normal levels.
How is the disease monitored?
Someone with Cushing's syndrome will have regular visits with the healthcare provider. The provider may order periodic blood and urine tests to monitor the problem. Any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the provider.