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Cushing Syndrome

Cushing Syndrome

Cushing syndrome occurs when one's body is exposed to high levels of the hormone cortisol for a long period of time. The most common cause of this condition is due to the use of oral corticosteroid medication which is sometimes called hypercortisolism. Too much cortisol can produce some of the hallmark signs of Cushing syndrome - a fatty hump between your shoulders, a rounded face, and pink or purple stretch marks on the skin. This condition can also result in high blood pressure, bone loss and, on occasion, diabetes.

The symptoms of Cushing syndrome vary. Some of the common signs and symptoms of Cushing syndrome include: