Hyperadrenocorticism produced by excess cortisol in the body. The most common cause is the use of steroid drugs, but it can also occur from overproduction of cortisol by the adrenal glands. Signs are a fatty hump between the shoulders, a rounded face and pink or purple stretch marks.
- Whole body: excess sweating, excessive hairiness, excessive hunger, fatigue, flushing, high blood pressure, or osteoporosis
- Skin: abnormal pad of fat between the shoulder blades, acne, darkening of the skin, stretch marks, or thinning
- Muscular: muscle weakness or loss of muscle
- Also common: anxiety, depression, easy bruising, hair loss, headache, infertility, insomnia, irritability, pot belly, reduced sex drive, round face from gradual swelling, swelling in extremities, or weight gain
The most common cause is the use of steroid drugs, but it can also occur from overproduction of cortisol by the adrenal glands.