Cushing’s Syndrome Is The Name For A Characteristic Combination Of Symptoms Caused By Excessive Production Of Adrenal Hormones.
Symptoms of Cushing’s Syndrome
The symptoms appear gradually and become increasingly obvious over a period of weeks or months. Any of the following symptoms may develop:
- changes in the face, which may become red and rounded
- weight gain concentrated around the chest and abdomen
- excessive growth of facial or body hair (more noticeable in women)
- in women, irregular menstruation; eventually, menstruation may stop
- reddish-purple stretch marks on the abdomen, thighs and arms
- pads of fat between the shoulder blades at the base of the neck
- difficulty climbing stairs associated with muscle wasting and weakness of the legs; the arms may also be affected
- tendency to bruise easily, especially on the limbs
- lack of sexual drive; men may become impotent
- depression and mood swings.