Cushing’s syndrome can often be
cured. But it can lead to serious health problems, including death. So it’s
important to start treatment right away.
If steroid medicine is
causing Cushing's syndrome, your doctor will help you lower your dose or
gradually stop taking it. It may take a while for the symptoms to go away.
It’s very dangerous to stop taking steroid medicine on your own.
Your doctor will help you change your medicine or lower your dose
If a tumor is causing Cushing’s syndrome, you will need
surgery to remove it. If surgery doesn't work, radiation or drugs may be
When you have Cushing’s syndrome, it’s very important to
control your weight and keep your bones and muscles strong. This will help
prevent diabetes, bone loss, and high blood pressure. Eating healthy foods and
staying active can help you do this.
It’s also important to have
regular checkups to look for other problems such as diabetes, high blood
pressure, and osteoporosis.
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