She's gained a remarkable amount of weight, even though she's active. She has the classic "buffalo hump" (That's a awful way to describe something on a human being), the upper body weight, long/thin legs and arms.
But Cushing's Disorder brings with it far more than physical affects. When we started putting this puzzle together, the pieces fit perfectly.
The exhaustion and the mood swings have been something we just attributed to hormones, or being a "teenager". But now we know that there is something much bigger going on.
Bailey will undergo a very easy test that measures the cortisol levels in her body. When someone has Cushing's, it is typically caused by a tumor or tumors on the pituitary gland or adrenal glands. This tumor causes the body to produce large amounts of