2. What are the Most Common Symptoms?
Now that we have differentiated between Cushing syndrome and the disease of the same name, it is important to point out that the symptoms a person may be experiencing will actually be the same for both.
The most common symptoms involve physical changes to the body – some of these changes will be easier to see than others, and some may be associated with another medical issue or lifestyle factor altogether. One of these visible symptoms is what can be referred to as the “moon face” effect, which causes the face to appear plump and rounder than usual.
Other parts of the body may appear to gain weight as well, such as the back of the neck, abdominal area, and elsewhere, but with arms and legs appearing skinny. There may also be stretch marks around the abdomen that take on a purplish color.
The skin may become easier to bruise, the cheeks may appear red, and there could also be more hair growth than usual around the face, chest, and thigh areas.