More than 25 percent of women with Cushing’s disease experienced their first symptoms within one year of giving birth, a small study by researchers at Pacific Neuroscience Institute found.
The root cause of many hormonal imbalances is a small pea-size gland, the pituitary, sitting at the base of the brain, which often houses the tiniest of tumors. Patient advocate, Sharmyn McGraw raises awareness for the debilitating and often over-looked Cushing’s disease.
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