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What causes Cushing’s syndrome and Cushing’s disease?
Cushing’s syndrome can be caused by medication or by a tumor. Sometimes, there is a tumor of the adrenal gland that makes too much cortisol. It may also be caused by a tumor in the pituitary gland (a small gland under the brain that produces hormones that in turn regulate the body’s other hormone glands).
Some pituitary tumors produce a hormone called adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH ), which stimulates the adrenal glands and causes them to make too much cortisol. This is termed Cushing’s disease. ACTH -producing tumors can also originate elsewhere in the body and these are referred to as ectopic tumors.
It is important to note that pituitary tumors are almost never cancerous.
" Finding this website and the boards has been a blessing for me and my journey to being cured from Cushings. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you do and for bringing us all together as a family!! "
|Sharon, pituitary bio|
I can't find my original bio. ( I registered 10-02-2010) I have had surgery to remove a pitutary tumor, and since have had some improvements, but it's been slow.
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|Dom, undiagnosed bio|
I am a 28 year old white male. I have had several main symptoms which trouble me a bit and am looking for advice. I have been to my primary care doc and several other regular docs (I have [ ... ]