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5 Facts you should know about

Cushing’s syndrome

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Symptoms include rapid weight gain, particularly of the trunk and face with sparing of the limbs (central obesity)

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Common signs include the growth of fat pads along the collarbone, on the back of the neck ("buffalo hump" or lipodystrophy), and on the face ("moon face")

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It most commonly affects people who are 20 to 50 years of age

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Women are affected three times more often than men

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Affected women may also experience irregular menstrual periods and increased growth of body and facial hair

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