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Can Astigmatism Be A Symptom Of Mitochondrial Disease
No: Astigmatism has to do with the shape of the eyeball which is heavily influenced by genetics. It is quite different from what happens inside the metabolism of functioning cells. The mitochondria are little work centers that process/make things in response to and in unison with the information provided by the cell nucleus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A mitochondrial disorder is a condition in which a person has a problem with his mitochondria (small structures inside each cell, that produce energy for the cell). Mitochondria have their own genes, and are passed onto offspring by a different method, compared to the 46 chromosomes from the nucleus (center) of human cells. Yet, mitochondrial disorders ...Read more
Symptoms: Symptoms can be related to anything. Make a list of your symptoms and take them to see your doctor. ...Read more
Chronic fatigue: Mitochondria are the "engines" of the cell. They develop the energy that enables each of your 70 to 100 trilion cells to function. The symptoms are many, depending on how many mitochondria in each cell are genetically affected. ...Read more
My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have mitochondrial disorder. Can you tell me the symptoms?
Genetic change: Mitochondrial diseases can be caused by changes in mitochondrial dna (mtdna), inherited only from mother but most are caused by changes in genes inherited both from mother and father (nuclear genes). It can be inherited in other ways too. More info on the complex inheritance of mitochondrial diseases: http://www.Umdf.Org/site/c.8qkoj0mvf7lug/b.7940911/k.555f/inheritance__genetics.Htm. ...Read more
Mngie: MNGIE is a multi system autosomal recessive disorder characterized by gastrointestinal dysmotility and peripheral nervous system involvement death occurs before 35 years of life. Treatment options include allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and carrier erythrocytes entrapped TP therapy . Hope this answers your question . Mitochondrial Neurogatrointestinal Encephalomyopathy ...Read more
Complex: It is complex due to genetic heterogeneity. Gusto pathology findings and respiratory chain enzymes are correlated with clinical findings. Muscle biopsy and direct testing of mitochondrial genes are frequently utilized. Question is complex and should be addressed to pediatrician who will direct you to facility equipped to handle diagnostic procedures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read more
Definition of Mito.: Mitochondria are specific organelles within our cells. They are essentially the energy-producing factories of the cells; they produce (among other things) a molecule called atp (adenosine triphosphate), which is the energy currency of the body. There are a few mitochondrial diseases; these diseases specifically affect this very important structure within our cells. ...Read more
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