Cushing’s Syndrome Center

Cushing’s syndrome—sometimes called hypercortisolism—is caused by an over-exposure to the hormone cortisol. A pituitary tumor, adrenal tumor, or medications can lead to this excessive hormone exposure. Our Cushing’s Syndrome Center covers key symptoms, causes, and treatments for this condition.

Featured Cushing's Syndrome Articles

Cushing’s Syndrome Causes
Causes of Cushing’s syndrome explained, including pituitary tumors, adrenal tumors, and excessive production of cortisol. Also, use of corticosteroids can cause Cushing’s syndrome.
Cushing’s Syndrome Diagnosis
To diagnose Cushing’s syndrome, your doctor will do a physical exam and ask you about your personal and family medical history. You may also need tests to confirm the diagnosis. Learn what common exams and tests doctors use to diagnose Cushing’s syndrome.
Cushing’s Syndrome Symptoms
In this article, learn about the classic symptoms of Cushing’s syndrome and also how they may differ for men and women.
4 Lifestyle Tips for Cushing’s Syndrome
Other than taking medications or having surgery, what else can you do to live well with Cushing’s syndrome? In this article, you’ll learn 4 easy lifestyle tips that can help you thrive with Cushing’s syndrome.
An Overview of the Adrenal Glands
The adrenal glands secrete adrenaline to help your body respond to stress, but they also regulate many vital processes in your body, such as metabolism.
Cushing’s Syndrome Treatments
Find out about common treatments for Cushing’s syndrome, such as surgery, radiation, and medications.