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ask: Can you get rid of cushing desises?

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Ok I'm 15 I have a hump like thing on the back of my neck it doesn't hurt I looked at other wed sits and I don't have the simtomes please help I don't want to have this

October 18, 2011 - 1:32am
Ksanchez

Hello Pat,
I wanted to know if a person who has pseudo cushings Vs cushings syndrome recovers faster than the other? I had 2-occipital nerve blocks, and 3-cervical steroid injection within 2 months.Last injection late Jan.2011, symptoms started in late Feb.2011.If it caused it how long can steroids stay in your body? An so, does that mean that these symptoms are just temporary until it leaves my body?

April 18, 2011 - 7:58pm
Pat Elliott HERWriter Guide

Anon - Whether or not a person can "get rid of" this medical condition depends on many factors. Here is some general information to assist you in learning more. Let us know if you have additional questions and we would be happy to assist you.
Pat

Cushing's syndrome is a hormonal disorder caused by prolonged exposure to the hormone cortisol. Hormones are chemicals in the body and cortisol is a common hormone. In normal doses it helps the body manage stress and infection.

This is caused by prolonged or excess exposure to cortisol as a result of:

* Long-term use of corticosteroid hormones such as cortisone or prednisone
* Tumor or abnormality of the adrenal gland, which causes the body to produce excess cortisol
* Tumor or abnormality of the pituitary gland, which causes the body to produce excess cortisol (in the case of a pituitary tumor it is called Cushing's disease)
* Rarely, tumors of the lungs, thyroid, kidney, pancreas, or thymus gland produce hormones that trigger the syndrome

Treatment of Cushing's syndrome depends on the cause and they include:
* Surgical removal of tumor
* Surgical removal of part, all, or both adrenal glands
* Radiation for some persistent tumors
* Gradual withdrawal of cortisone-type drugs (under close medical supervision)
* Drugs that decrease cortisol production or block the functioning of other adrenal products

You can find more information here:

http://www.empowher.com/condition/cushings-disease/news

http://endocrine.niddk.nih.gov/pubs/cushings/cushings.htm

December 3, 2010 - 5:22pm
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