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Cushing Syndrome

It is a disorder caused by excessive level of hormone Cortisol in the body, also known as the stress hormone. The excess of this hormone can disturb the body condition, causing fat to store around the..

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It is a disorder caused by excessive level of hormone Cortisol in the body, also known as the stress hormone. The excess of this hormone can disturb the body condition, causing fat to store around the neck and belly with the thinning of arms and legs. It is more common in women than men and in the age group of 25-40. Every year, about two to three people per million are affected. It affects women three times more often than men. However, a gentle degree of the overproduction of cortisol without any symptoms is more common.

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Cushing Syndrome
Symptoms
Symptoms

The most visible symptoms of the disorder include rapid weight gain, especially around the collar bone forming a buffalo hump called lipodystrophy in medical terms and forming moon face. This is most commonly seen in women aged 25-40 years with thinning of legs and arms. Other symptoms may include:

  • High blood pressure.
  • Reddish face and stretch marks
  • Weak muscles and bones
  • Acne
  • Irregular menstruation and unwanted hair growth in women
  • People also face cognitive conditions like attention dysfunction, depression and anxiety disorders

Causes
Causes

Some of the most probable causes of this disease are:

  • The usage of corticosteroid medications.
  • Ectopic ACTH syndrome.
  • Tumor and adrenal gland abnormality

Risks
Risks

The prime risk factors of this disease include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Kidney stone
  • Weakness and muscle loss
  • Bone fracture

Prevention
Prevention

To prevent the occurrence of cushing syndrome, one should take care of these things:

  • Getting daily check-ups.
  • Monitoring the mental health
  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Exercising brain

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