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Can astigmatism be a symptom of mitochondrial disease?

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 more

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Dr. Richard Roberts
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Mitochondrial Disorder (Definition)

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


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What symptoms would make you think you have to test for mitochondrial disease?

What symptoms would make you think you have to test for mitochondrial disease?

Symptoms: Symptoms can be related to anything. Make a list of your symptoms and take them to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of mitochondrial disorder?

What are the major symptoms of mitochondrial disorder?

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

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My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have mitochondrial disorder. Can you tell me the symptoms?

My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have mitochondrial disorder. Can you tell me the symptoms?

HYPOchondrisis: A preoccupation with body functions and interpretation of normal body sensations as illness in an otherwise healthy person.The word comes from greek for "below the rib cartilage". ...Read more

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Please help! what is the cause of mitochondrial disease?

Please help! what is the cause of mitochondrial disease?

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

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What is the mitochondrial disease known as m.n.g.i.e.? How is it treated?

What is the mitochondrial disease known as m.n.g.i.e.? How is it treated?

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

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How do doctors diagnose mitochondrial disease?

How do doctors diagnose mitochondrial disease?

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 more

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Could tumors "trigger" a mitochondrial disease?

Could tumors "trigger" a mitochondrial disease?

Tumors: Tumors can trigger either nothing or many things. Surely your doctor is taking care of this. If your health is not moving forward please set up an appointment to see an Oncologist! ...Read more

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What are some treatments for mitochondrial disease?

What are some treatments for mitochondrial disease?

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

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What is (or are) a mitochondrial disease?

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

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Astigmatism (Definition)

Astigmatism is an eye condition that causes blurry vision because the eye is unable to focus light to a point and thus unable to produce a sharp ...Read more