2. Common Symptoms

One of the most noticeable symptoms of Cushing's disease is weight gain around the torso and chest, in the face, and at the base of the neck (referred to as a buffalo hump). The redistribution of fat due to elevated cortisol means that although these areas gain weight, the limbs usually remain thin. The increase of steroid hormone also causes changes to the skin, including thinning, redness, easy bruising, and stretch marks. Some people experience mental health effects, such as anxiety, extreme mood swings, and even suicidal thoughts.

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