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Find the right doctor
It may be challenging to find the right doctors who can help create a comprehensive action plan for your Cushing's disease. A primary care doctor may first identify the symptoms and physical features of Cushing's disease—especially if you are aware of the symptoms of Cushing's disease or Cushing's syndrome and bring them to the doctor's attention. Next, you will be thoroughly evaluated by an endocrinologist, a doctor who specializes in hormone disorders. Some endocrinologists work with Cushing's disease patients more often than others, so they may be better able to help you. It is likely that the endocrinologist will refer you to a highly specialized center for additional procedures. You should feel comfortable asking your doctors or other healthcare professionals any questions you have about your condition.
Move forward with the course of action that is recommended by your doctor
Your doctor will recommend an appropriate plan of action after you are diagnosed with Cushing's disease. Following through with this action plan and visiting your doctor regularly are important ways to get control over Cushing's disease.
Talk to your doctor about symptom management
It can take several months or sometimes longer for symptoms to resolve. In the meantime, be sure to ask your doctor about how to manage your symptoms.
Take care of your body
It is always important to follow your doctor's instructions regarding diet and exercise.