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Coping Strategies have a Strong Impact on Quality of Life, Depression, and Embitterment in Patients with Cushing’s Disease

A chronic illness such as Cushing’s is likely to change your life in many ways. You may have had symptoms from excessive cortisol levels for quite a long time before Cushing’s was suspected and finally confirmed. Diagnosis is oftentimes followed by surgery and may also involve being on medication or receiving radiotherapy. Your illness isContinue Reading

Permanent Adrenal Insufficiency: Effects on Longevity and Quality of Life

Most patients with Cushing’s disease are successfully treated by transsphenoidal pituitary surgery and most cases of adrenal based Cushing’s syndrome require the removal of only one adrenal gland. In cases such as these, adrenal insufficiency (lack of sufficient hormone production from the adrenal glands) is almost always temporary and patients usually recuperate within one year.However,Continue Reading

Vascular Health in Patients in Remission of Cushing’s Syndrome is Comparable with that in Healthy People when Comorbidities are Treated Adequately

Many patients are asking if they have a higher cardiovascular risk as a result of Cushing’s. This article will focus on this question in a group of patients in long-term remission of Cushing’s syndrome.Continue Reading

Adrenal Insufficiency and Cushing’s

Following successful surgical treatment for Cushing’s, either by removal of a pituitary tumor, one or both adrenal glands or ectopic tumor, most patients are adrenal insufficient (cannot make cortisol) for a period of time. Cortisol is essential to life so patients require replacement with a glucocorticoid, such as hydrocortisone or sometimes prednisone. Most patients recovering from Cushing’s require replacement medication only until their body is able to produce adequate cortisol.Continue Reading

An Update on Pituitary Surgery for Cushing’s Disease

Introduction Although there are now several new methods for the medical management of Cushing’s disease, for patients who have progressive severe signs and symptoms, surgery provides the best chance of a long lasting remission. Making the diagnosis of a pituitary tumor secreting excess levels of ACTH as the cause of Cushing’s disease can be complicated,Continue Reading