Cushing's syndrome

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Related to Cushings disease: Addison's disease, Cushing's syndrome

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.
A Cushings disease causes dogs to drink and urinate more.
Blood tests have so far proved negative but the vet thinks Cushings Disease is a possibility.