Author To Discuss Cushing’s in Podcast

twinkie from the message board writes:

Hello all! As some of you know I have written and published a book. I’ll be interviewed tomorrow (May 25, 2011) and I asked the interviewer if, along with questions about my book, she would ask one or two questions about Cushing’s. TRYING to get the word out! I’m also doing a blog tour and most of the hosts have been kind enough to put my bio up on their sites which includes information about cushing’s and this site.

Here is the link if you want to listen in: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/jennifer-walker/2011/05/25/a-cup-of-coffee-and-a-good-book

The podcast is at 3:30 Pacific time.

You can also find info regarding my tour at authormellareese.blogspot.com You don’t have to buy a book but you could always ask a question about cushings in the comment section of the hosting blog.

Thanks Mary O for this fabulous tool you’ve created here! You saved my life.

Other Diseases

Many of the people who post on the message boards suffer from other diseases, as well as Cushing’s. These links help to provide some information about these diseases.

~A ~

Acanthosis nigricans
This Topic on the Message Boards.

Acromegaly
This Topic on the Message Boards.

Addison’s Disease
This Topic on the Message Boards.

Adrenoleukodystrophy
This Topic on the Message Boards.


~B ~

Barrett’s esophagus


~C ~

Carney Complex
This Topic on the Message Boards.

Central Serous Retinopathy
This Topic on the Message Boards.

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
This Topic on the Message Boards.

Conn’s Syndrome
This Topic on the Message Boards.

Craniopharyngioma
This Topic on the Message Boards.


~D ~

Diabetes insipidus
This Topic on the Message Boards.


~E ~

Ectopic ACTH Syndrome
This Topic on the Message Boards.

Empty Sella
This Topic on the Message Boards.


~F ~

Fibromyalgia
This Topic on the Message Boards.


~G ~

Gigantism
This Topic on the Message Boards.

Growth Hormone (hGH)
This Topic on the Message Boards
.


~H ~

Hirsuitism
This Topic on the Message Boards.

Hyperprolactinemia
This Topic on the Message Boards.

Hyperthyroidism
This Topic on the Message Boards.

Hypoalderostonism
This Topic on the Message Boards.

Hypocalcemia
This Topic on the Message Boards

Hypopituitarism
This Topic on the Message Boards.

Hypothyroidism
This Topic on the Message Boards.


~I ~

Insulin Resistance
This Topic on the Message Boards.


~K ~

Kidney Disease
This Topic on the Message Boards.


~L ~

Lyme Disease
This Topic on the Message Boards.


~M ~

Madelung’s Disease
This Topic on the Message Boards.

Menopause
This Topic on the Message Boards.

MEN Type 1
This Topic on the Message Boards.

Myasthenia Gravis
This Topic on the Message Boards.


~N ~

Nelson’s Syndrome
This Topic on the Message Boards.


~O ~

Osteopenia
This Topic on the Message Boards.

Osteoporosis
This Topic on the Message Boards.


~P ~

Panhypopituitarism
This Topic on the Message Boards.

PCOS
This Topic on the Message Boards.

Perimenopause
This Topic on the Message Boards.

Pheochromocytoma
This Topic on the Message Boards.

Pituitary dwarfism
This Topic on the Message Boards.

Premature menopause
This Topic on the Message Boards.

Primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease (PPNAD)
This topic on the Message Boards

Prolactinoma
This Topic on the Message Boards.

Pseudo Cushing’s
This Topic on the Message Boards


~R ~

Rathke’s cleft cyst
This Topic on the Message Boards.

ROHHAD (Rapid-Onset Obesity With Hypothalamic Dysfunction, Hypoventilation, and Autonomic Dysregulation Presenting in Childhood)
This Topic on the Message Boards


~S ~

Sheehan’s Syndrome
This Topic on the Message Boards.

Stein-Leventhal Syndrome
This Topic on the Message Boards.


~T ~

Thymoma
This Topic on the Message Boards.

Thyroid Gland Disorders
This Topic on the Message Boards.

Turner’s Syndrome
This Topic on the Message Boards.


~V ~

Von Hippel-Lindau disease
This Topic on the Message Boards.


~Z ~

Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

Where Can I Find…?

Also in the Cushings-Help family of websites

Cushing’s FAQ

A FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).  Directions are in each category for adding your own question.

IMPORTANT: The information and material posted on this Web site is intended as general reference information only. Specific facts and circumstances may alter the concepts and applications of materials and information described herein. The information provided is not a substitute for professional advice and should not be relied upon in the absence of such professional advice specific to whatever facts and circumstances are presented in any given situation.

Please note that there are several questions waiting to be answered at this time. Your question will be answered as soon as possible.

This is a different website than the message boards and requires a different log-in, although you may use the same log-in name and password.

 

Adrenal Insufficiency

Adrenal insufficiency is a life threatening chronic illness. An active and vigorous lifestyle with normal life expectancy is possible as long as the prescribed medications are taken regularly and adjusted when indicated. As with most chronic diseases, adrenal insufficiency demands that the patients take responsibility and develop self-management skills and techniques.

Read an article on Adrenal insufficiency

Cushing’s Types

Cushing’s Disease/ Cushing’s Syndrome: Cushing’s is a hormonal disorder caused by prolonged exposure of the body’s tissues to high levels of the hormone cortisol. Your adrenal glands, which are right above your kidneys, release cortisol when they receive a chemical message from your pituitary gland. The message comes in the form of adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH), which travels through the bloodstream.

Cushing’s Disease Is the result of a pituitary tumor which causesthe emergence of secondary male characteristics (like hair growth, acne, etc.), and ovarian failure. Other symptoms usually include high blood pressure and water retention.

Cushing’s Syndrome: Causes the same symptoms, but is a disorder marked by overproduction of adrenal hormones, which can cause a drop in LH and FSH.

An estimated 10 to 15 of every million people are affected each year. Cushing’s is an increased concentration of glucocorticoid hormone (ACTH) in the bloodstream that is being produced by an adrenal gland tumor (adenoma). Ectopic Cushing syndrome refers to the production of ACTH in a location other than the pituitary gland or adrenalgland. Examples of ectopic sites include thymoma, medullary carcinoma of the thyroid, pheochromocytoma, islet cell tumors of the pancreas, and oat cell carcinoma of the lung.Symptoms include weight gain, central obesity, moon face, weakness, fatigue, backache, headache, increased thirst, increased urination, impotence, mental status changes, and muscle atrophy.

Treatment varies with cause. If an ACTH secreting tumor is involved then it must be removed surgically.

More about Cushing’s.

Talk about Cushing’s with people who understand.

Subcategories:

Growth Hormone

Human Growth Hormone (hGH) is produced in the pituitary gland of humans, and the hormone is secreted throughout a person’s lifetime. It promotes growth in children and plays an important role in adult metabolism.

More about HgH

Where Can I Find…?

Can Anyone Help?

what is the most successful with the least amount of risks and side affects. What is the easiest to live with for the rest of your life in trying to cure cushing’s disease? Removal of an adenoma in my 7 year old son seems not to be successful, now we are trying to weigh our options to get him the cure that he needs, the cure that he deserves. They said we have 3 options….removal of the pituitary gland, removal of the adrenal glands, or radiation. I would like to know your first hand experiences and the pros and cons for everything…….

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