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Does Cushing's syndrome cause any complications?

There are several complications that can be caused by Cushing's syndrome if the illness is left untreated. These include diabetes, kidney stones, muscle deterioration, hypertension, and osteoporosis (bone loss). Another possible complication is frequent infections.

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How common is weight gain with Cushing's syndrome?
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What is ectopic ACTH syndrome?
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Is Cushing's syndrome inherited?
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Should I talk to my doctor about my Cushing's syndrome symptoms?
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