Cushing's syndromeOverview

overview

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

causes

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

symptoms

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.

treatments_overview

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

Page last reviewed: 18/01/2018
Next review due: 18/01/2021