Cushing's syndrome describes the signs and symptoms associated with prolonged exposure to inappropriately high levels of the hormone cortisol. This can be caused by taking glucocorticoid drugs, or diseases that result in excess cortisol, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), or CRH levels.Source: Wikipedia
Within all the people who go to their doctor with cushing syndrome, 34% report having decreased heart rate, 34% report having weight gain, and 34% report having shoulder pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of cushing syndrome are decreased heart rate, weight gain, nailbiting, elbow cramps or spasms, emotional symptoms, elbow weakness, muscle swelling, itching of scrotum, infrequent menstruation, low back weakness, and bladder mass, although you may still have cushing syndrome without those symptoms.
Patients with cushing syndrome often receive hematologic tests, electrolytes panel, magnetic resonance imaging, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), glucose measurement, ophthalmic examination and evaluation, depression screen and psychological and psychiatric evaluation and therapy .
|Hematologic tests (Blood test)|
|Magnetic resonance imaging (Mri)||$297|
|Complete physical skin exam performed (ML)|
|Glucose measurement (Glucose level)|
|Ophthalmic examination and evaluation (Eye exam)|
|Depression screen (Depression screening)|
|Psychological and psychiatric evaluation and therapy||$120|
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with cushing syndrome include hydrocortisone topical, prednisone, ergocalciferol, menthol topical, octreotide, vitamin a, etanercept (enbrel), azathioprine, zoledronic acid (reclast), hyzaar, methotrexate, gemfibrozil and donepezil (aricept) .
|Zoledronic Acid (Reclast)||$835|
Groups of people at highest risk for cushing syndrome include race/ethnicity = other age 30-44 years. On the other hand, age 1-4 years almost never get cushing syndrome.