Overview

Cushing syndrome is when your body has abnormally high levels of a hormone called cortisol. This can happen for a variety of reasons, the most common of which is overuse of corticosteroid medications.Symptoms include a round-shaped face, upper bo[read article]

Tests for Cushings Syndrome

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A dexamethasone suppression test is primarily used to help diagnose Cushing's syndrome. Cushing's syndrome indicates that you have an abnormally high leve...  More
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Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands in response to a pituitary hormone called adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). Diseases of the adrenal g...  More
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Your pituitary gland, a pea-sized gland located at the base of your brain, produces many types of hormones, including the adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). ACTH s...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A cortisol level test uses a blood sample to measure the level of cortisol present in blood. Cortisol is a steroid hormone released by the adrenal gland. The adrena...  More
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metyrapone test
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ACTH is a hormone produced in the anterior (front) pituitary gland in the brain. The function of ACTH in the body is to regulate levels of the steroid hormone corti...  More
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Angiography (MRA) of Adrenals
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CT of Adrenals
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Electrolyte Panel
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Chloride is an electrolyte that helps maintain proper fluid and acid/base balance in your body. The blood test is often performed as a part of a comprehensive metab...  More
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A glucose test measures the amount of glucose in your blood. Glucose , also known as sugar, is your body's main source of energy. Your body converts the carboh...  More
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A potassium test is used to measure the amount of potassium in your blood. Potassium helps to move waste out of cells and nutrients into cells. This electrolyte is ...  More
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head is a painless, noninvasive test that produces detailed images of your brain and brain stem. The test is carried out wit...  More
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Medical Procedures for Cushings Syndrome

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Sometimes, surgery is not possible to treat a disease due to the location of the problem or the poor health of the patient. Brain tumors, blood vessel issues, and s...  More
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Pituitary Gland Irradiation
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Sometimes, surgery is not possible to treat a disease due to the location of the problem or the poor health of the patient. Brain tumors, blood vessel issues, and s...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Cushings Syndrome

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Pituitary Tumor Removal
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Adrenalectomy is a surgery to remove one or both of your adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are two small organs located above your kidneys. They secrete hormones t...  More
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Bilateral Adrenalectomy
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Prescribed Medications for Cushings Syndrome

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KETOCONAZOLE (kee toe KON na zole) is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat certain kinds of fungal or yeast infections.  More
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MITOTANE (MYE toe tane) limits the activity of the adrenal gland. It is used to treat adrenal cancer that cannot be treated by surgery.  More
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METYRAPONE is a diagnostic aid. It is used to test if the adrenal glands are working properly.  More
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MIFEPRISTONE (mi FE pri stone) is a hormone-like drug. It is used in combination with other medicines to end an early pregnancy (usually during the first 7 weeks). ...  More
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