Cushing's syndrome is when you have too much cortisol. It can be from a tumor or from taking steroids as prescribed from a doctor. If you take steroids for too long, your adrenals can atrophy and then stop working, then leading to adrenal insuffienciency. I have AI due to having my adrenals removed to cure Cushing's disease.
Now you must take steroids to live for the rest of your life - and you need to regulate your salt, learn to stress dose, etc. Too much as well as too little cortisol is bad. Too much is damaging to the body and too little can lead to an adrenal crisis. Look up information on Addison's to know what to do.
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