ADDISON’S DISEASE CUSHING’S DISEASE Definition Hyposecretion of adrenocortical hormones leading to: Metabolic disturbances (sugar) Fluid and electrolyte imbalances (salt) Deficiency of neuromuscular function (salt and sex) Hypersecretion of adrenocortica
DISEASE = pituitary adenoma which is suppressed by high-dose dex, SYNDROME = adrenal adenoma or ACTH-secreting tumor which don't suppress with dex. Disease = cortisol Decreases with Dex, Syndrome = cortisol Stays high with dex.
Cushing’s Syndrome and fibromyalgia also get mixed up a lot of the time. The main reasons are because of several overlapping symptoms, including fatigue, muscle pain and weakness, and mental health issues