Cushing's Syndrome Directory
When the body has too much cortisol, it can cause Cushing's syndrome. Initial symptoms may include weight gain and fatigue, but it can lead to more serious conditions, such as diabetes and osteoporosis. Steroids or tumors may cause the increase in cortisol. Treatments will depend on what has caused it. Tumors should be removed and a doctor can help you come off of steroids at a healthy pace. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how Cushing's syndrome is contracted, how to treat it, and more.
WebMD looks at the causes, symptoms, and treatment of Cushing's syndrome, a condition in which your body produces too much of the hormone cortisol.
Cushing's Syndrome: Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone-Topic Overview
The corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) stimulation test helps determine whether a pituitary tumor may be causing Cushing's syndrome. It is usually done with inferior petrosal sinus sampling (IPSS). In this test,a small tube (catheter) is used to collect samples from blood vessels near the brain. If these blood samples show high levels of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH),it usually ...
Cortisol in Blood
A cortisol test is done to measure the level of the hormone cortisol in the blood, which may indicate problems with the adrenal glands or pituitary gland.
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