The hormonal disorder Cushing’s syndrome can cause uncomfortable and debilitating symptoms that may significantly affect your quality of life. At Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Neuroscience Institute, we can help.
Our team includes physicians from different specialties who have extensive experience treating people with Cushing’s syndrome. We offer comprehensive evaluations and research-backed treatments to help you optimize your hormone levels and manage a condition long term.
Cushing’s syndrome happens when the body is exposed to high levels of the hormone cortisol over a long time. The most common cause of Cushing’s syndrome is a pituitary tumor (called an adenoma) that causes hormone fluctuations in your body. People with certain health conditions, such as obesity and high blood pressure, have a higher chance of developing this condition.
Someone with Cushing’s syndrome may experience one or more of these symptoms:
At AHN, physicians with different backgrounds work together to evaluate and treat patients with Cushing’s syndrome. You may see a neurosurgeon as well as an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) and an endocrinologist (hormone doctor).
After performing a thorough physical examination to evaluate your symptoms, your physician may recommend:
If you have Cushing’s syndrome, AHN’s physicians work together to develop a treatment plan that fits your needs. Our hospitals use the latest technologies and therapies to treat patients. See why so many people choose AHN for pituitary neuroendocrine care.
Treatment options may include:
To schedule an appointment or learn more about services at the AHN Pituitary Center, call (412) 359-8246.