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Cushing’s Syndrome

Cushing’s Syndrome is a condition where there is too much of the hormone cortisol in your body (hypercortisolism). This can happen because of corticosteroid medication, or when the body produces too much cortisol on its own. Some of the most common symptoms of Cushing’s syndrome are increased amounts of fat on the chest and abdomen, a rounded face, pink or purple stretch marks, and a build-up of fat around your neck and shoulders.


  1. NHS UK: Cushing’s syndrome. (accessed 1. August 2020)
  2. Mayo Clinic: Cushing syndrome. (accessed 1. August 2020)

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