Hypercortisolism or Cushing’s Syndrome: An Overview

Hypercortisolism, also known as Cushing’s syndrome in its advanced stage, is characterized by an excess of cortisol in the body. Cortisol, produced by the adrenal glands, plays a crucial role in various bodily functions. When overproduced, it can cause numerous health issues.

Primary vs. Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency. What’s the Difference?

Adrenal insufficiency can be classified into two types: primary and secondary. Understanding the differences between these two forms is key for effective diagnosis and treatment. 

Adrenal Insufficiency: Rare but Devastating

Adrenal insufficiency arises when the adrenal glands do not produce sufficient amounts of essential hormones. These glands, located atop the kidneys, play a key role in producing cortisol and aldosterone.