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Cushing's Syndrome

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022
cardiac structure and function in cushing's syndrome: a cardiac magnetic resonance imaging study. "cardiac structure and function in cushing's syndrome: a cardiac magnetic resonance imaging study.", by Kamenick√Ĺ P, Redheuil A, Roux C, Salenave S, Kachenoura N, Raissouni Z, Macron L, Guignat L, Jublanc C, Azarine A, Brailly S, Young J, Mousseaux E, Chanson P. F3: Steady-state free precession cine end-diastolic and end-systolic short- and long-axis images before and after treatment of Cushing's syndrome in patient 16 compared with a matched control subject. Note the global LV wall thickening without...

Cushing's syndrome is an endocrine disorder created by prolonged exposure of the body's tissues to high degrees of cortisol. Affected women may additionally experience irregular menstruation durations and increased growth of body and face hair. Exposure to too much cortisol can arise from long-term use of corticosteriod medicines used to deal with inflammatory ailments. Pituitary adenomas or tumors of the adrenal gland may cause cortisol discrepancies. Cushing's syndrome is uncommon. It mainly influences people who have been taking steroid medication, specifically steroid tablets, for a long time. Among the primary signs is weight gain and more body fat, such as: increased fat on your breast and stomach, however slim limbs; an accumulation of fat on the back of your neck and shoulders, recognized as a "buffalo hump"; a red, puffy, rounded face. Cushing's syndrome can also cause high blood pressure, which can be major if not dealt with. Since it aids your body respond to stress, cortisol is often called the stress hormonal agent. Cushing's syndrome affects about 3 times as many women as men. People that take medicines called glucocorticoids, which resemble cortisol, can develop Cushing's syndrome.

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