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Cushing’s Disease

Information about Cushing’s Disease

We Have to Know about the Cushing’s Disease

  • Cushing’s disease is a condition in which the pituitary gland releases too much adrenocorticotropic hormone (ATCH).
  • Cushing’s disease is a form of Cushing syndrome

Causes of Cushing’s Disease

  • Cushing’s disease is caused by a tumor or hyperplasia (excess growth) of the pituitary gland. This gland is located at the base of the brain

Do’s and Don’ts of Cushing’s Disease

Signs & Symptoms of Cushing’s Disease

  • Moon face (round, red, and full)
  • Buffalo hump (a collection of fat on the back of the neck)
  • Central obesity (person has an abdomen that sticks out and thin arms and legs)
  • Weight gain
  • Weakness
  • A backache
  • A headache
  • Acne or other skin infections
  • Thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Purple streaks on the skin of the abdomen, thighs, and breasts
  • Mental changes
  • Impotence
  • Stopping of menstruation
  • Excessive hair growth in females
  • Thin Bone (osteop[orosis)
  • Hirsutism

Medical advice for Cushing’s Disease

Risk factors of Cushing’s Disease

  • Adrenal hyperplasia
  • Adrenocortical hyperplasia
  • Carcinoma of lung
  • Chemotherapy
  • Allergy

Treatment for Cushing’s Disease

  • Surgery to remove the pituitary tumor
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Medications

Self-care for Cushing’s Disease

  •  Controlling stress

Investigations for Cushing’s Disease

  • Urine Analysis
  • Hormonal Studies
  • MRI
  • CT Scan
Treatment for Cushing’s Disease
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