Cushing's Syndrome & Disease - Self-Management

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What Can I Do to Help Myself Manage Cushing’s Syndrome?

  • Look after your general health, eat well, and take regular exercise. However, because bones may weaken, avoid high impact exercise or sports that involve falls, to reduce the chance of a bone break.
  • Ask your doctor if you are getting enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet. These may help strengthen the bones.
  • Give up smoking. This decreases the chance of having problems with surgery.
  • Don’t drink too much alcohol.
  • Make sure you take the full course of any medicines that your doctor may give you.
  • Do go back and see your doctor if any of your symptoms worsen.>
  • After pituitary surgery, if you feel sick or suffer fl u-like symptoms, do contact your doctor.