Cushing’s Disease

Cushing’s Disease Treatment in Southern California

Cushing’s disease is a disorder of the pituitary gland in which too much adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) is produced. Overproduction of ACTH stimulates excess production of stress hormone cortisol. Cushing’s disease is a form of Cushing syndrome, the condition that results from overexposure to cortisol. Both Cushing’s disease and Cushing syndrome are named after the prominent neurosurgeon Harvey Williams Cushing, who is referred to as “the father of modern neurosurgery.” Cushing pioneered the investigation of pituitary function and dysfunction in the early 20th century.