What are the Symptoms of Cushing’s Disease?

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Answered by Dr. Jeff Feinman

The most common symptom of Cushing’s is actually not anything that you can see, but what the vet finds in a routine blood test and that’s the elevation in an enzyme called alkaline phosphatase which means that things are changing in the body. As far as external symptoms, the most common symptoms you’ll see are eating a lot, drinking a lot, urinating a lot, and a decrease in their hair coat. It could be almost any physical symptom that you see. 

If you know the BEAM: Behavior, Energy, Appetite, Mood. How that is often your earliest clue that something is going on. What I’d say is it doesn’t really matter if it’s an internal symptom from a blood test or an external symptom, you need to start dealing with the internal physiological imbalance right away.

I’m Jeff Feinman, a licensed holistic veterinarian here in Western Connecticut with HolisticActions!, here to answer the most common pet parent questions. Thank you for joining me today!

Suggested Treatments: 

  1. Conventional care is drugs that destroy adrenal cells or ones that modify adrenal home levels 
  2. Physiologically supporting with supplements
  3. Energetically curing with homeopathy-which is a way of approaching symptoms in a totally different way

Related Symptoms: 

  1. Most common is often no obvious symptoms (Cushing’s detected on a routine blood test).
  2. Increased thirst
  3. Panting and potbellied

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    Dr. Jeff

    Jeffrey Feinman, BA, VMD, CVH, graduated in 1985 from the University of Pennsylvania and was Penn’s first veterinary dual-degree University Scholar, holding both molecular biology and veterinary degrees. He is the founder of HolisticActions.com and dedicated to pet parent empowerment.

    Dr. Jeff is devoted to researching about how to harness the innate power of the individual using Vitality and Balance. He and his wonderful wife Amy live with Archie, a rescue pup, and a Rex cat named Tigger.