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Cushing's disease patients frequently

  • Are between the ages of 20 and 50
  • Have poorly controlled blood glucose
    (also called blood sugar) or type 2 diabetes
  • Are obese
  • Have poorly controlled hypertension
    (also called high blood pressure)
  • Are female

Understanding Cushing's disease

Cushing's disease is a serious condition that affects women 5 times more often than men. It can be a challenging disease for both a patient and a doctor, but you may be better able to manage Cushing's disease by learning more about it and how it may affect you. This section of can help you better understand some general facts about Cushing's disease, including:

  • The cause of Cushing's disease
  • The difference between Cushing's disease and other forms of Cushing's syndrome
  • Common signs and symptoms of Cushing's disease
  • How Cushing's disease affects people over time

Learn more by speaking with your doctor

Cushing's disease can feel overwhelming at times, but there is a lot of information available to help you take control of the situation. If you have more questions about Cushing's disease after reviewing the information on, you can print sections of this website and bring them to your doctor.

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