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Introduction: Hypercortisolism

Description of Hypercortisolism

Hypercortisolism (medical condition): Cushing's syndrome is a disorder of the adrenal glands leading to excess cortisol secretion. This means that there is too ...more

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Cushing's syndrome:
  »Introduction: Cushing's syndrome
  »Symptoms of Cushing's syndrome
  »Causes of Cushing's syndrome
  »Treatments for Cushing's syndrome

Hypercortisolism: A condition caused by prolonged exposure to excess levels of cortisol (HYDROCORTISONE) or other GLUCOCORTICOIDS from endogenous or exogenous sources. It is characterized by upper body OBESITY; OSTEOPOROSIS; HYPERTENSION; DIABETES MELLITUS; HIRSUTISM; AMENORRHEA; and excess body fluid. Endogenous Cushing syndrome or spontaneous hypercortisolism is divided into two groups, those due to an excess of ADRENOCORTICOTROPIN and those that are ACTH-independent.
Source: Diseases Database

Hypercortisolism: complex of symptoms and signs due to excessive production or administration of hydrocortisone or its semi-synthetic analogs.
Source: CRISP

Hypercortisolism: Related Topics

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Hypercortisolism: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Hypercortisolism is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Hypercortisolism, or a subtype of Hypercortisolism, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Hypercortisolism as a "rare disease".

Source - Orphanet

Hypercortisolism as a Disease

Hypercortisolism: Another name for Cushing's syndrome (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Cushing's syndrome
  »Symptoms of Cushing's syndrome
  »Causes of Cushing's syndrome
  »Treatments for Cushing's syndrome

Hypercortisolism: Related Diseases

Hypercortisolism: Hypercortisolism is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Hypercortisolism

Some of the causes of Hypercortisolism are included in the list below:

Symptoms of Hypercortisolism (Cushing's syndrome)

Some of the symptoms of Hypercortisolism incude:

Treatments for Hypercortisolism (Cushing's syndrome)

Treatments for Hypercortisolism (Cushing's syndrome) include:

  • Tumor treatments - various treatments aim at treating the underlying tumor causing the disease:
    • Surgery
    • Transsphenoidal adenomectomy - remove pituitary tumor
    • Radiation
    • Pituitary gland irradiation

Treatment of Hypercortisolism: For more treatment information about Hypercortisolism, see treatment of Cushing's syndrome (Hypercortisolism)

Hypercortisolism: Article Excerpts about Cushing's syndrome

Cushing's Syndrome: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Cushing's syndrome is a hormonal disorder caused by prolonged exposure of the body's tissues to high... (Source: excerpt from Cushing's Syndrome: NIDDK)

NINDS Cushing's Syndrome Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Cushing's syndrome, also called hypercortisolism, is a rare endocrine disorder characterized by a variety of symptoms and ... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Cushing's Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Hypercortisolism: Related Disease Topics

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Terms Similar to Hypercortisolism:

Source: Diseases Database

Source - NIH

Broader terms for Hypercortisolism

Source - CRISP

The term Hypercortisolism can be used for:

Source: CRISP

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Source: CRISP

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