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How can I manage my Cushing's syndrome?

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Cushing's syndrome is when your body has too much stress hormone cortisol.

Most of the time Cushing’s syndrome can be treated and cured. If not, you'll want to look for ways to manage your weight gain, muscle weakness, and tiredness. Tell your doctor how you're feeling. If you get depressed, it's important to get treated for that.

Look for ways to connect online and in person with other people who have experience with Cushing's.

SOURCES:

Massachusetts General Hospital: "Cushing's Syndrome."

Medscape: "Cushing Syndrome."

National Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Information Services: "Cushing's Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Cushing's Syndrome Information Page."

Urology Care Foundation: "Cushing's Syndrome."

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on July 6, 2020

SOURCES:

Massachusetts General Hospital: "Cushing's Syndrome."

Medscape: "Cushing Syndrome."

National Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Information Services: "Cushing's Disease."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Cushing's Syndrome Information Page."

Urology Care Foundation: "Cushing's Syndrome."

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on July 6, 2020

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