Cushing Syndrome – Diagnosis and Treatment


Cushing’s syndrome also known as Hypercortisolism is a health condition that occurs due to exposure to high levels of a steroid hormone known as cortisol for a lengthy period. The most popular cause of CS is the use of steroids, but it may also be due to the overproduction of cortisol [1] by the adrenal glands.

Cushing’s syndrome can happen to anyone as most patients do not have any history of the disease in their families. This leaves us wondering on what grounds are people predisposed to getting the disease. Only in rare cases has genetics played a role in developing this condition, so there is an unclear pattern of inheritance.

If left untreated, Hypercortisolism can become life-threatening so it is best to seek immediate medical attention once you start experiencing the symptoms.

Patients who fail to read the signs and take necessary precautions are at risk of deteriorating. This may lead to several health complications like infections and blood clots. When you have this condition, you will start to experience inward and outward symptoms and signs in specific areas of the body like the legs, shoulders, face, and neck.