Cushing syndrome occurs when there is excess cortisol in the body. This can cause thinning skin that is easy to bruise. With the weight gain that comes with the disease, already thin skin can be further weakened, causing hemorrhages. If diagnosed properly, Cushing syndrome is curable. Doctors must biopsy and remove the tumors that cause the condition. Steroid medicine that treats diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or asthma is one cause that presents more of a challenge.
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