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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
A Cushings disease causes dogs to drink and urinate more.
Basil probably had hormone problems (who doesn't?), or possibly Cushings Disease (watching too many old horror movies with husband late at night - I told them it wasn't healthy) or it might be something simple (and hopefully cheaper) like an allergy.
Blood tests have so far proved negative but the vet thinks Cushings Disease is a possibility.