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What is Cushing's syndrome?

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Cushing's syndrome is also called hypercortisolism. It’s when your body makes too much of the stress hormone cortisol. That can throw off your body’s other systems. Cushing’s affects women more often than men. People ages 25 to 40 are most likely to get it.

From: Cushing's Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

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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 Michael Dansinger on November 14, 2018

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 Michael Dansinger on November 14, 2018

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