Some Lifestyle Tips for Cushing’s Syndrome

There are some ideas in the post below and some at,_Part_1 (and also parts 2 and 3!)

Do you have any other helpful tips for the New Year?

Below is from

As part of your overall Cushing’s syndrome treatment plan, there are some lifestyle tips you can incorporate to help you live well with Cushing’s syndrome.

Below are 4 lifestyle tips you can integrate into your recovery plan from Cushing’s syndrome. Have a conversation with your doctor before making any major changes, such as starting to exercise regularly.

  1. Eat smart. Make sure you’re eating nutritious foods. Of course, you should focus on eating fruits and vegetables, which are high in anti-oxidants, but also eat whole grains, lean protein, and healthy fats. These foods fuel your body by giving you healthy doses of energy.

    Also, be sure you get enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet. These nutrients help strengthen bones (important because bone loss is common with people who have Cushing’s syndrome). If you don’t get enough of these in your diet, talk to your doctor about taking calcium and vitamin D supplements.

    A registered dietitian (RD) can help you create a balanced meal plan—the key word here is “balanced.” Yes, you can still eat the foods you love (in moderation), but it’s important to eat foods that boost your health. An RD can also help you lose extra weight you gained from Cushing’s syndrome.

  2. Exercise gently. Exercise plays a significant role in any healthy lifestyle, but it’s important for you not to rush into it. Even if you think you’re feeling better, your body still needs time to heal.

    Start off slowly-you may want to try low—impact exercise, such as water aerobics, tai chi, or yoga. These exercises gently re-build your muscles and joints. From there, you can work up to a more moderate-paced exercise routine. You can also work with a personal trainer who can customize a workout plan for you.

    Exercising should be comfortable. If you experience pain or any new symptoms when exercising, talk to your doctor right away.

  3. Keep tabs on your mental health. Your mental health can take a toll when you have Cushing’s syndrome—depression is common. If you feel blue or you don’t feel like doing the things you used to and you’re not sure why, don’t ignore it. Talk to your doctor—he or she can recommend a psychologist who can help you cope with your feelings throughout your recovery.

    You may also want to keep a journal to record how you feel on a day-to-day basis.

  4. Give yourself a break. Don’t be hard on yourself as your body recovers from Cushing’s syndrome. It’s important to get plenty of rest, relaxation, and sleep. Treat yourself to a gentle massage, warm bubble bath, or listen to soothing music. Now’s not the time to push yourself—respect your body and its limits.

Incorporating these lifestyle tips into your routine can not only help you live well, but they can help you thrive with Cushing’s syndrome.

Day 4 Coverage of ENDO 2015






LB-OR02-Glucose Metabolism: From Bedside to Bench

A meta-analysis of the safety and efficacy of a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist added to basal insulin therapy versus basal insulin with or without a rapid-acting insulin in Type 2 diabetes
CH Wysham, J Lin, L Kuritzky

Hypoglycemia in patients newly-initiated on basal insulin: Impact on treatment discontinuation
M Dalal, M Kazemi, F Ye

OR36-Metabolism and Gestational Diabetes

Impact of gestational diabetes on long-term vascular function
O Ajala, L Jensen, EA Ryan, CL Chik

OR40-Obesity: Human Studies in Body Weight Regulation

Increased protein intake during overfeeding increases energy expenditure, satiety, and urinary cortisol
A Graham, MC Schlogl, J Krakoff, MS Thearle

OR40-Obesity: Human Studies in Body Weight Regulation–Winner: Outstanding Abstract Award

Acute weight loss stimulates lipolysis and macrophage infiltration in the subcutaneous adipose tissue of obese women
JO Alemán, NM Iyengar, J Walker, J Gonzalez, GL Milne, DD Giri, CA Hudis, JL Breslow, PR Holt, AJ Dannenberg

OR44-Thyroid Cancer

Salvage therapy: When a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) fails in advanced medullary thyroid cancer (MTC)
SP Weitzman, KT Peicher, R Dadu, MI-N Hu, C Jimenez, C Gardner, A Qayyum, M Hernandez, ME Cabanillas

OR44-Thyroid Cancer – Winner: Outstanding Abstract Award

Phase II clinical trial of sunitinib as adjunctive treatment in patients with advanced differentiated thyroid cancer
A Bikas, P Kundra, JA Wexler, M Mete, S Desale, L Wray, C Barett, B Clark, L Wartofsky, K Burman

OR45-What Is New in Vitamin D?

Bioavailable fractions are better markers than 25 hydroxy vitamin D for monitoring vitamin D status during pregnancy
MR Pandian, J Pandian, Z Seres, AN Elias

High dose vitamin D2 supplementation for a year does not cause serious adverse events including emergency room visits and hospitalizations in African American men with high burden of chronic disease
C Onochie, I Ciubotaru, A Domenico, Y Eisenberg, SC Kukreja, A Kouser, E Barengolts

OR45-What Is New in Vitamin D? – Winner: Outstanding Abstract Award

Incidence of hypercalciuria and hypercalcemia during vitamin D and calcium supplementation in older and younger women: A comparison between Caucasians and African Americans in two randomized trials
SH Tella, JC Gallagher, S Yousefian, V Yalamanchili

Day 2 Coverage of ENDO 2015



OR22-Osteoporosis–Winner: Outstanding Abstract Award

Effects of teriparatide on bone microarchitecture in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis
S Orlov, R Ridout, L Tile, M Kapral, S Cardew, MR Werb, SD Sandler, J Chang, H Hu, E Szabo, C Derzko, A Cheung

FRI 224-247-Metabolic and Genetic Bone Disorders

The effect of vitamin D supplementation on falls and physical performance in elderly women. A randomized clinical trial
S Yousefian, JC Gallagher, SH Tella

The etiology and risk factors analysis in hypercalcemic crisis
H Liao, DL Lorber, E Cohen

LBF 001-014-Late-breaking Thyroid/HPT Axis II

Diagnostic lobectomy for thyroid nodules >4 cm with benign cytology after fine-needle aspiration is associated with improved outcomes at an acceptable cost compared to observation: …
L Lee, E Theodosopoulos, EJ Mitmaker, JA Lee, J Chabot, JH Kuo

LBF 015-023-Late-breaking Reproductive Endocrinology II

Effect of testosterone treatment on cardiac biomarkers in a randomized controlled trial of men with type 2 diabetes
EJ Gianatti, R Hoermann, Q Lam, P Dupuis, JD Zajac, M Grossmann

OR17-Novel Aspects of Adrenal Tumors and the HPA Axis

Epigenetic modulation of DNA Is associated with fatigue, depression and anxiety in patients with Cushing’s syndrome in remission: A genome-wide methylation study
CAM Glad, JC Andersson-Assarsson, P Berglund, R Bergthorsdottir, O Ragnarsson, G Johannsson

Pharmacogenetic analysis of glucocorticoid gene polymorphisms and prediction of daily dexamethasone doses in adults with congenital adrenal hyperplasia
JS Frassei, LG Gomes, RP Moreira, G Madureira, BB Mendonca, TA Bachega

OR20-Pituitary Tumors-New Clinical Considerations

Reduced mortality in patients with GH replacement therapy – a Swedish study based on more than 4,000 patient-years
DS Olsson, AG Nilsson, P Trimpou, B-A Bengtsson, E Andersson, G Johannsson


Denosumab restores cortical bone loss at the 1/3 radius associated with aging and reduces wrist fracture risk: Analyses from the Freedom extension cross-over group
JP Bilezikian, CL Benhamou, CJF Lin, JP Brown, NS Daizadeh, PR Ebeling, A Fahrleitner-Pammer, E Franek, N Gilchrist, PD Miller, JA Simon1, I Valter, AF Zerbini, C Libanati

OR22-Osteoporosis–Winner Clinical Fellows Abstract Award Travel Grants in Womens Health

Estrone may be more important than testosterone and estradiol for bone health and prevention of fractures in post-menopausal women
G Toraldo, TG Travison, X Zhang, KE Broe, S Bhasin, DP Kiel, AD Coviello

%d bloggers like this: