Cushing's syndromeOverview


Cushing's syndrome is a condition caused by having too much of a hormone called cortisol in your body.


Cushing's syndrome is often caused by taking steroid medicine, especially steroid tablets, for a long time.


Common symptoms of Cushing's syndrome include more body fat on your chest, tummy, neck or shoulders. Your face may also be red and puffy.


Treatment for Cushing's syndrome depends on the cause. It's usually treated by stopping or reducing any steroid medicine you're taking.

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