Cushing's syndrome

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Cushing's syndrome

[′ku̇sh·iŋz ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A complex of symptoms including facial and truncal obesity, hypertension, edema, and osteoporosis, resulting from oversecretion of adrenocortical hormones.
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Cushings disease causes an overproduction of anti-inflammatories in the body and so if the Cushings disease is treated, it may unmask some conditions that would respond to those anti-inflammatories, such as skin disease, arthritis and theoretically laryngeal paralysis and nerve inflammation, which could explain why the new signs are only being noticed now if you have opted for treatment of the Cushings disease.
today announced that it has received notification that the Canadian Intellectual Property Office has issued a patent for the use of Anipryl(R) for the treatment of dogs, with conditions including canine Cushings Disease and Cognitive Dysfunction.
MANY horse owners diligently care for horses and ponies with chronic conditions such as arthritis, laminitis and cushings disease.