What is hyperadrenocorticism?
Hyperadrenocorticism is the scientific name for a disease that is commonly called Cushing's disease. It is most common in dogs, happens sometimes in cats, and very rarely happens in people. The basics of what happens is that a tumor of either the adrenal glands or the pituitary glands causes the adrenal glands to produce excessive amounts of hormones. The pet's body will get out of balance as a result, and a number of different negative symptoms can occur. For specific information, you should read our pages on Cushings in cats and Cushings in dogs. There are some differences between the canine and feline versions.
You can also look at our pages on medications commonly prescribed by vets for this disease:
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