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Cushings Desease

Were you looking for information about Cushing's Disease? Cushings desease is a common misspelling of Cushing's disease.
Cushing's disease is a hormonal disorder caused by a noncancerous pituitary tumor that produces large amounts of adrenocorticotropin (ACTH) for an extended period. The excess ACTH causes the body to produce extra cortisol. Symptoms can include excess hair growth, high blood pressure, skin problems, and acne. The disease occurs five times more often in women than in men.
When considering a Cushing's disease diagnosis, a healthcare provider usually asks about a patient's medical history, current symptoms, and whether there is a family history of any medical problems, among other things. Treatment options for the condition may include surgery, radiation therapy, and drug therapy.
(Click Cushing's Disease for the full eMedTV article on this topic, which describes in detail how the disease develops and provides information about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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