Disease Overview

Family medicine or primary care practitioner can find Cushing's Syndrome to be particularly hard to detect, because it occurs so infrequently and displays non-specific symptoms. However, identification of symptoms is vital for diagnosis and treatment of Cushing's Syndrome to prevent irreversible organ damage and malignancies. Read our guide to the incidence of this condition, detailed pathophysiology, and a comprehensive description of the symptoms.

Epidemiology

Epidemiology

Read a brief history of Cushing's disease, its incidence and prevalence across certain sections of the demographic.

Pathophysiology

Pathophysiology

Learn about the involvement of the HPA axis, interactions between the hypothalamus, pituitary and adrenal glands, in the pathophysiology of Cushing's.

Symptoms

Symptoms

Correct identification of symptoms is vital for diagnosis and treatment of Cushing's Syndrome to prevent irreversible organ damage and malignancies. Discover some of the most common features here.