In my humble opinion, the Urology Care Foundation has set the standard when it comes to providing factual information about Cushing’s syndrome (CS). And if you or your loved one suspect that you have Cushing’s, this is a site that you definitely want to review because there is a difference between Cushing’s Syndrome and Cushing’s disease—and knowing that difference could save your life!
To give you the “down-and-dirty” distinction: Cushing’s syndrome is an umbrella term for conditions associated with high levels of cortisol. In other words, CS can be caused by a variety of things which means that treatment will differ based on what’s actually causing the syndrome. Cushing’s disease occurs as a result of a tumor in the pituitary gland. The adrenal gland gets overly stimulated by the pituitary gland and produces too much cortisol.
All of the information the Urology Care Foundation provides is very easy to understand, it doesn’t take rocket science to comprehend when it’s presented this way, which is greatly appreciated—especially if you feel overwhelmed with various sites to visit and a big need to get to the facts (that are indeed reliable) fast!