Also known as Cushing’s Syndrome or Hypercortisolism. A disorder caused by a small tumor in the petuitary gland creating an extreme amount of the steroid hormone “cortisol” in the bloodstream. Common symptoms include rapid weight gain in the back, midsection and face, along with weight loss in the arms and legs. Other symptoms may include muscle loss, muscle weakness, or acne. If patients currently take a steroidal medication, doctors may ask them to stop, otherwise Surgeons can remove the petuitary tumor in order to reduce the excess cortisol in the bloodstream.
ABOUT LONGHORN BRAIN & SPINE
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Founded by Neurosurgeon, Dr. Grant Booher, Longhorn Brain and Spine focuses on a patient-centered approach to alleviating North Texans from Neurological and Spinal Pain. Dr. Booher and his clinical team believe in exhausting all non-invasive protocols first and if needed, employing the least invasive procedures necessary to treat the patients.
Dr. Booher believes in a conservative, individualized and holistic approach when it comes to his patients. He prefers exhausting all nonsurgical options and proudly offers the least invasive techniques when clinically indicated. He strives to treat every patient like a member of his family. During his free time, he and his wife enjoy watching sports, listening to Texas country music, and traveling.