Cushings Syndrome

Cushing’s syndrome—the overproduction of corticosteroids—may be caused by an overproduction of cortisol (the hormone that controls the adrenal gland) by the pituitary gland. Other causes of Cushing’s syndrome include:

  • certain lung cancers and other tumors outside the pituitary gland
  • benign (non-cancerous) or cancerous tumors on the adrenal gland(s)

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