Lowering Cortisol Levels Can Ease Heart Issues in Certain Patients

Lowering Cortisol Levels Can Ease Heart Issues in Certain Patients

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Lowering Cortisol Levels Can Ease Heart Issues in Certain Patients

Due to its effects on heart tissue, high levels of cortisol, like those seen in Cushing’s syndrome, may play a role in the development of cardiomyopathies — diseases of the heart muscle that make it harder for the heart to pump blood to the rest of the body — a recent study reported. Thus, controlling cortisol levels in patients with Cushing’s complicated by such cardiovascular diseases can improve heart health outcomes, the study’s findings also…

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