If a pituitary tumor secretes too much adrenocorticotropic hormone or ACTH, it can cause abnormally high cortisol levels, also known as Cushing's syndrome. Some symptoms of Cushing's syndrome include high blood pressure, high blood sugar, weight gain, obesity, thinning skin and bruising easily, fatigue, increased thirst, increased urination, headache, anxiety, and mood disorders. Pituitary tumors are not the only cause of Cushing's syndrome.
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