Saturday, April 14, 2012

Do You Know Someone?

Maybe you know someone? Do you have a friend or relative that complains that no matter what they do they can't lose weight? Sure, there are folks who complain, but I mean the ones that really are doing "everything right" and yet are overweight and having health issues. In the Cushing's Community most of us believe that Cushing's isn't as rare as they say, only rarely diagnosed. Case in point: Alex was told by no less than 6 endocrinologists that she "couldn't have Cushing's because it was too rare", aside from the loss of logic, this means each of those doctors will still claim that they have no Cushing's patients. I have to wonder how many others were turned away and went home to suffer or die. Cushing's can't be diagnosed with a single lab test, it generally takes many, many tests. If your gut tells you something is wrong, and your doctor won't listen it's time to find a new doctor.

Here are some of the symptoms~ you don't have to have them all~ I hope they don't sound familiar!

Unexplained Weight Gain
Central Obesity
Moon Face
Buffalo Hump
Stretch Marks
Daytime Fatigue
GI Issues
Diminished Resistance to Infection
Menstrual Irregularities
Easy Bruising
Body Temperature Abnormalities
Visual field disturbance
High Blood Pressure
Fertility Problems
Male Pattern Hair Growth in Women

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