Adrenal glands

Cushing’s disease and Cushing’s syndrome

Mark Vanderpump on Wed 7 Sep

Discovered in 1912, Cushing’s disease is named after Harvey Cushing an American neurosurgeon. Cushing’s patients typically have round faces and gain weight around their neck, trunk and abdomen whilst having slender arms and legs. 

About Addison's disease

Dr Mark Vanderpump on Wed 24 Aug

Diagnosing falling cortisol levels, this condition was named after Dr Thomas Addison after he discovered its existence in 1855 due to TB infiltration of the adrenal gland.  Addison’s disease is rare with approximately 8,000 UK patients at any one time.

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