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Cushing-like symptoms Treatments

Cushing-like symptoms: Treatments Inroduction

Treatment of Cushing's syndrome varies depending on the cause. Many cases are caused by long-term use of corticosteroid hormone medications for treating inflammatory conditions, such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. In these cases, a physician may adjust the dosage of the medication and/or prescribe a different drug. It can be dangerous to suddenly stop taking certain medications, so it is important not to lower or discontinue your drugs without first consulting with your physician or licensed health care provider.

If Cushing's syndrome is due to an adrenal tumor, treatment may involve removal of the adrenal gland that contains the tumor. If both adrenal glands need to be removed, you will need to take corticosteroid replacement medications for the rest of your life, because the two adrenal glands produce corticosteroid hormones.

If the cause of Cushing's syndrome is a pituitary tumor, surgery or radiation treatment may be necessary to remove or destroy the tumor.

Treatment of Cushing's syndrome usually returns cortisol levels to normal in the body. However, any potential complications, such as diabetes, osteoporosis, or hypertension need to be evaluated and treated as needed.

Treatments for Causes of Cushing-like symptoms

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Cushing-like symptoms:

More causes: not all possible causes for Cushing-like symptoms are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Cushing-like symptoms.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Cushing-like symptoms:

The following list of conditions have 'Cushing-like symptoms' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Cushing-like symptoms:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Cushing-like symptoms' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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