Cushing's Syndrome Specialist
Endocrinologist and Cushing's Syndrome Specialist
located in Peachtree City, GA
Cushing’s syndrome is a disorder caused by having too much cortisol in the blood. It can happen when the patient is taking too much cortisol-like medications, such as prednisone or dexamethasone. Endogenous Cushing’s syndrome is caused by disorders of adrenal glands, pituitary gland (Cushing’s disease) or very rarely non-pituitary tumors making hormone ACTH. Patients with Cushing’s syndrome usually notice weight gain, especially in the upper body. A rounder facial appearance, extra fat on the upper back and above the collarbones can be observed. They also struggle with high blood sugars, high blood pressure, loss of bone mass, muscle weakness and skin changes such as skin thinning, bruising and purple stretchmarks. At Peach State Endocrinology in Peachtree City, GA, Evgenia Korytnaya, MD (Dr. K), specializes in Cushing’s Syndrome. Schedule online or call to schedule an appointment with Dr. K today.
Learn more about Cushing’s Syndrome and Cushing’s disease at Endocrine Society.