Cushing’s Syndrome is a disease caused by an excess of cortisol production or by excessive use of cortisol or other similar steroid (glucocorticoid) hormones.
With advances in science, new products are being developed each year, such as an all natural product called Seratrin, which provides daily dietary management of cushing’s disease or cushing’s syndrome.
Cortisol is a normal hormone produced in the outer portion, or cortex, of the adrenal glands, located above each kidney. The normal function of cortisol is to help the body respond to stress and change. it mobilizes nutrients, modifies the body’s response to inflammation, stimulates the liver to raise the blood sugar, and it helps control the amount of water in the body.
When too much cortisol is produced in the adrenal glands, or an excess is taken in treating other diseases, significant changes occur in all of the tissues and organs of the body. All of these effects together are called Cushing’s Syndrome.
Cushing’s disease is the name given to a type of Cushing’s Syndrome caused by too much ACTH production in the pituitary. Dr. Harvey Cushing first described a woman with signs and symptoms of this disease in 1912, and in 1932 he was able to link the adrenal overproduction of cortisol to an abnormality in the pituitary.
Cushing’s disease or cushing’s syndrome is a disease that many health professionals are still learning about, but with advances in technology, alternative treatments have proven to work best for suffers of the disease.