Tip for Addison's vs Cushing's - page 2

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Here is a little trick I came up with for remembering all the hyper/hypo symptoms related to Addison's and Cushing's: Put the symptoms in alphabetical order minus the hyper/hypo: -calcemia -glycemia -kalemia -natremia ... Read More


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    That's an easy way to remember... Thank-you!
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    Quote from bippityboo
    Here is a little trick I came up with for remembering all the hyper/hypo symptoms related to Addison's and Cushing's:

    Put the symptoms in alphabetical order minus the hyper/hypo:
    -calcemia
    -glycemia
    -kalemia
    -natremia

    Start with Addison's: alphabetically, hyper comes before hypo. the order is hyper, hypo, hyper, hypo (hypercalcemia, hypoglycemia, hyperkalemia, hyponatremia)

    Cushing's is the opposite: hypo, hyper, hypo, hyper (hypocalcemia, hyperglycemia, hypokalemia, hypernatremia).

    This has helped me on numerous practice questions so I thought I would share.
    And if I may add:
    ADDISONS CUSHINGS CONN'S
    C-alcemia Hyper Hypo
    G-lycemia Hypo Hyper
    K-alemia Hyper Hypo Hypo
    N-atremia Hypo Hyper Hyper
    T-ension Hypo Hyper Hyper + Metab Alk

    :spin:
    Last edit by purplechicxiii on Feb 12, '12
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    awesome! thank you
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    Easy way- Addison's "too little salt, sugar and sex hormones"
    Cushing "too much sugar salt and sex hormones."

    Also know NA and K always opposite. So where too little salt is is where you have too much potassium like Addison's. Also Cushing you are moon faced and buffalo humped- High BP, edema. Weight increase- As you can see you are high most things.


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