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Cushing’s Disease

What is Cushing’s disease and how is steroid produced by the body? Hyperadrenocorticism or ‘Cushing’s disease’ is caused by excessive production or administration of steroid. It can be classified as pituitary dependent, adrenal dependent, or iatrogenic. A brief overview of how steroid is produced in the body will help with the understanding of this disease. […]

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Addison’s Disease

What is Addison’s disease? Hypoadrenocorticism (or Addison’s disease as it is more commonly known) is a disease where the body does not produce enough steroid hormone. Steroids in the body are primarily produced by the two adrenal glands which are found in the abdomen close to the left and right kidneys. The main steroid hormones […]

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