Cushing's syndrome is a rare problem that happens when you have too much of the hormone cortisol in your body. Cortisol is especially important in controlling blood pressure and metabolism. But it affects almost every area of your body. Normally, your body keeps cortisol in in balance through a complex system that involves your hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and adrenal glands.
Stanford is a global referral center for the diagnosis and management of Cushing’s disease with novel medications and pioneering surgical approaches for the pituitary gland.