Cushing's syndrome

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What is Cushing's syndrome?

Cushing’s syndrome is a hormonal disorder caused by prolonged exposure of the body’s tissues to high levels of the hormone cortisol. The most common cause of the syndrome is Cushing's disease which is due to excess production of the hormone ACTH by the pituitary gland.

Common symptoms reported by people with Cushing's syndrome

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for Cushing's syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Nizoral)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
Cushing's syndrome (2)

Data from patients with Cushing's syndrome, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Cushing's syndrome

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Nizoral)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Cushing's syndrome (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Cushing's syndrome, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has Cushing's syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 91 say Cushing's syndrome is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 8
30s 21
40s 61
50s 53
60s 36
70+ 8
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 14
20-29 years 14
30-39 years 18
40-49 years 21
50-59 years 10
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 22
Female 164

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 81
Not Diagnosed 12

These charts show data from Cushing's syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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