The adrenal gland produces cortisol. When it produces to much this
causes Cushing's syndrome.
Cushing's syndrome, also known as hypercortisolism, occurs when a person's tissues are
exposed to an excess of the hormone cortisol which is produced by the
When the appropriate amount of cortisol is released by the adrenal glands, it helps
regulate blood pressure, energy production, the ability to fight disease, and how the body
maintains itself and responds to stress. But too much cortisol can alter the normal
function of these processes, resulting in the symptoms of Cushing's syndrome