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10 Symptoms of Cushing’s Syndrome(Hypercortisolism)

Cushing’s syndrome, also known as hypercortisolism, is a condition occurring when hormone cortisol levels in the body are abnormally high. There are many possible causes, such as the use of steroid medications, type 2 diabetes, bone loss, or high blood pressure. Fortunately, many treatments are available to help control cortisol production and improve your condition. Early diagnosis is important to speed up recovery. Read on to learn about the top 10 symptoms of Cushing’s syndrome.

Weight Gain

Due to the concentration of fatty tissues around many body parts, people with Cushing’s syndrome tend to gain more weight. This condition is also known as central obesity. It would lead to some characteristic features, such as buffalo hump or moon face. In addition, the symptom can be caused by an abnormal redistribution of fat around the body. As a result, the legs and arms are usually thinner in comparison with the face, stomach, and chest. [1]