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Cushing’s syndrome is a hormone disorder caused by the endocrine system. It is also known as hyperadrenocorticism and hypercorticism. It causes high levels of cortisol in the blood.
This particular syndrome can be caused due to a birth defect, or tumors. Even some drugs can cause it. If it is being caused by a tumor, then it can be cured.The symptoms of this disease are usually rapid weight gain, and weight patterns in the central body. Some of the other symptoms also include excess sweating, and thinning of skin which causes frequent bruising of the skin. The hormone secretion reduces the layers of the skin, and it becomes thin and weak, becoming easily susceptible to injuries. Also, one can observe facial hair growth and male pattern growth in their body.
People who suffer from this syndrome also have a decreased libido, impotence, infertility and amenorrhea. Patients are also susceptible to suffer from psychological disturbances like euphoria and psychosis. Depression, anxiety and stress are also common side effects. One research also indicates that Cushing’s syndrome can increase the risk of heart diseases. The factors contributing to this syndrome also cause heart disease, and include weight gain, obesity, stress, anxiety and depression.
This syndrome also leads to osteoarthritis because it causes the joint muscles to weaken. Internally the syndrome also takes over the tissues and thins them down. This can lead to osteoarthritis. Hirsutism is a male feature dominance found in women, and Cushing’s syndrome causes this disorder in women when it present.
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