Cushing’s Syndrome Symptoms

Abdominal Weight Gain, Thin Arms and Legs, and Other Cushing’s Syndrome Symptoms

Written by Daniel J. Toft MD, PhD

The signs and symptoms of Cushing's syndrome—also called hypercortisolism—can vary, and not everyone with Cushing's syndrome will experience the same symptoms. This article discusses common Cushing's syndrome symptoms.

Classic Cushing's Syndrome Signs and Symptoms

Although these are the most common Cushing's syndrome symptoms, there are a variety of other symptoms associated with this condition.

 

Other Cushing's Syndrome Symptoms

It's important to be aware that Cushing's syndrome symptoms can actually mimic other conditions such as metabolic syndrome and polycystic ovary syndrome—so it's essential that you take note of your symptoms. Write them down so you can discuss them with your doctor.

If you think you could have Cushing's syndrome and you have many of the Cushing's syndrome signs and symptoms listed in this article, talk to your doctor. He or she will do a physical exam and run some tests to see if you have Cushing's syndrome. If you do, your doctor will get you started on a Cushing's syndrome treatment plan right away.

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