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Is Cushing's syndrome serious?

Yes, Cushing's syndrome is serious. Some of the symptoms are particularly dangerous like bone loss, high blood pressure, and bruising. Also, someone with Cushing's syndrome is prone to infections. The risk of developing another condition, like diabetes, also becomes a higher risk.

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What causes Cushing's syndrome?
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What happens after a Cushing's syndrome diagnosis?
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What are the signs and symptoms of Cushing's syndrome?
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How is Cushing's syndrome treated?
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