Cushing's Syndrome

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Cushing's syndrome is a disorder that happens when you have too much cortisol in your blood. Cortisol is a hormone that helps control blood pressure and metabolism. Cushing's syndrome can lead to serious health problems. But it can often be cured.

Cushing's syndrome can be caused by taking corticosteroid medicines. It can also happen if you have a tumor that causes the adrenal gland to make too much cortisol.

Current as of: November 14, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & David C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology