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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 your artboard start from scratch[clears the canvas] Cushing's Syndrome caused by prolonged exposure of thebody's tissues tohigh levels of thehormone cortisol 20 50 more common to those aged: However... If something goes wrong inthe Adrenals or Pituitary Gland,Cortisone production can go awry, changing the amounts of CRH and ACTH Cortisol performs vital tasks in the body. It maintainsblood pressure and cardiovascular function, reduces the immune system's inflammatory response, balances the effectsof insulin in breaking down sugar for energy, and regulates the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats Symptoms Include: Symptoms Include: Pituitary adenomas cause most cases of Cushing's syndrome. Theyare benign, or non-cancerous, tumors of the pituitarygland which secrete increased amountsof ACTH Moon Face- Round, red, full face "Hump"- excess fat betweenthe shoulders and abovethe collarbone Central Obesity Weak Hip andShoulders Increased Back Aches due to frail bones Thin skin witheasy bruising Purple Marks on Abdomen,thighs, and breasts Skin Infections Anxiety and Depression are common A relatively rare disease Treatment Includes: Surgery Radiation Chemotherapy Cortisol Inhibiting Drugs If untreated, Cushing's Syndrome can be life threatening can usuallybe eradicatedwithin a year Research is beingconducted by the National Instituteof Health to help doctors find more accurate ways to diagnose Cushing'sSyndrome
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