Glossary -   Cushing syndrome

 

 

This is a condition that occurs when your body is exposed to high levels of the hormone cortisol for a prolonged period of time. Signs of Cushing syndrome include: red or purple stretch marks on the skin, rounded face, fatty hump on the back, high blood pressure and bone loss. Most people with Cushing syndrome develop the symptoms from taking too much cortisone medication. The symptoms go away once the medication dosage is corrected.