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CUSHING'S DISEASE




Definition

The disease occurs after increased levels of cortisol (a hormone) in the body.


Cause


Signs and symptoms

Hypertension, bruises on the skin, poor wound healing, acne, psychiatric disorders, decreased libido, infertility, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, gynecomastia in men and appearance of facial hair growth in women.
The most important sign is abnormal fat distribution especially in the neck, face and abdomen - thus creating the appearance of 'full face' and 'buffalo hump'.


Hygienic-dietary rules



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