Cushing's syndrome: understanding this rare condition

Too much cortisol wreaks havoc on the body

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18/04/24 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Chronic illness

Cushing's syndrome is a relatively rare medical disorder, and yet around 10 to 15 million new cases are diagnosed in the US each year. Still, it can go undiagnosed for years if symptoms are mild enough. But this doesn't make it any less distressing for sufferers. Without treatment, the condition gradually gets worse.

And did you know that it affects three times as many women as men? Or that there are some differences between the syndrome and Cushing's disease? And do you even know the signs to look out for? For these answers and more, click on to learn about this troubling condition.

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