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Disease or Condition — Hormonal, Nutritional, Metabolic, and Immune Disorders:
glucocorticoid-excess adrenal cortical hyperfunction

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Description

Glucocorticoid-excess adrenal cortical hyperfunction is a condition in which the adrenal glands produce too much of the hormone cortisol. This can lead to a variety of symptoms, including weight gain, fatigue, muscle weakness, high blood pressure, and increased thirst and urination. It can also cause changes in mood, such as anxiety and depression. In some cases, it can lead to Cushing's syndrome, a condition in which the body produces too much cortisol and other hormones. Treatment for glucocorticoid-excess adrenal cortical hyperfunction typically involves medications to reduce cortisol levels and lifestyle changes to reduce stress.

Synonyms
  • Cushing's syndrome
  • Cushing syndrome
  • hypercorticism
  • hypercortisolism
  • Itsenko-Cushing syndrome
  • Itsenko disease
Symptoms (patient's findings)
  • abdominal hirsutism
  • abdominal striae atrophicae
  • abnormal weight gain
  • acne
  • amnesia
  • anxiety disorder
  • attention deficit
  • back pannicular
  • depression
  • easy bruising
  • facial adiposity
  • facial hirsutism
  • fatigue
  • fracture
  • irregular menstruation
  • irritability
  • leg hirsutism
  • muscle weakness
  • thigh striae atrophicae
Signs (examiner's findings)
  • abdominal obesity
  • hirsutism
  • hypertension
Basic Lab Tests (measurements)

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