Endocrinology is a branch of medicine that deals with the endocrine system, associated organs and the diseases and conditions that may arise, as well as the overall metabolic function of the body.
Endocrinology also deals with psychological and physical conditions associated with hormone changes due to disease or congenital defects in the endocrine system. This medical speciality focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, cardiovascular metabolism as well as many rare diseases such as Cushing’s syndrome.
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Type 2 diabetes and hypertension are independent risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease which are associated with significant increases in morbidity and mortality. However, recent years have seen a substantial advance in both our understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of these conditions, but also in the management of both diseases.
Cushing’s Syndrome is a rare disease which is the physiological consequence of an excess of cortisol, either released from an endocrine tumour or from exogenous sources. In this educational resource, you will discover the symptoms of Cushing's syndrome in adults and find a detailed description of the pathophysiology and its resultant impact on morbidity and mortality.
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