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What is mitochondrial myopathy? My sister has it.

What is mitochondrial myopathy? My sister has it.

Muscle biopsy proof: Myopathy associated with mitochondrial disease. Maternal genetic transmission Short stature,eye muscle paralysis,hearing loss & cardiac conduction defects.Overlap with other mitochondrial myopathies She shold be under the care of neurologist & physiotherapist. ...Read more

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Myopathy (Definition)

Myopathy is a general term describing the presence of disease in muscle. It is a disorder that may be inherited or ...Read more


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What is mitochondrial myopathy? What causes it?

What is mitochondrial myopathy? What causes it?

Mitochondrial myo-: pathies are a group of neuromuscular disorders inherited from one's mother. Find out the type & which organs it affects, then obtain information & support from mda.org. Mitochondria are cellular power plants that convert fuel from food into energy molecules, particularly important in nerve & muscle cells. See more on genetics at mda.org/disease/mitochondrial-myopathies/causes-inheritance ...Read more

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What can I do about a mitochondrial myopathy condition?

What can I do about a mitochondrial myopathy condition?

Mitochondrial myo-: pathies are a group of neuromuscular disorders inherited from one's mother. Find out the type & which organs it affects, then obtain information, resources & support from mda.org. Mitochondria are cellular power plants that convert fuel from food into energy molecules, particularly important in nerve & muscle cells. See more on genetics at mda.org/disease/mitochondrial-myopathies/causes-inheritan ...Read more

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Please answer! what population does mitochondrial myopathy affect?

Please answer! what population does mitochondrial myopathy affect?

Mitochondrial myo-: pathies are a group of inheritable neuromuscular disorders. Find out the type & which organs it affects, then obtain information & support from mda.org. Mitochondria are cellular "power plants" that convert fuel from food into energy molecules, particularly important in nerve & muscle cells. http://mda.org/disease/mitochondrial-myopathies/causes-inheritance explains the patterns of inheritance. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about professional athletes that have a mitochondrial myopathy disorder?

Can you tell me about professional athletes that have a mitochondrial myopathy disorder?

Mitochondrial myopat: A person with a mitochondral myopathy would not likely made it to the status of a professional athlete - I have not heard of one. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of mitochondrial myopathy?

What are  symptoms of mitochondrial myopathy?

Many symptoms: The mm are a group of disorders due to dysfunction of the mitochondria, which are the energy producing parts of the cell. Nerve and muscle cells need a great deal of energy and so are most affected. Symptoms depend on which enzymes / proteins are dysfunctional, but muscle, brain, heart and eye function can be affected. See: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/mitochondrial_myopathy for more info. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is mitochondrial myopathy?

Could you explain what is mitochondrial myopathy?

Disease where: The mitochondria in muscles are not functioning properly and cause muscle weakness or atrophy of the muscle. The mitochondria is the "powerhouse" of the cell. When they do not function correctly, the cells loose power and either are not efficient or cause cell death. Theres many different causes of this type of myopathy. See http://mda.Org/disease/mitochondrial-myopathies hope that helps! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my sister has mitochondrial myopathy what is that?

What do you suggest if my sister has mitochondrial myopathy what is that?

Mitochondrial myo-: pathies are a group of inheritable neuromuscular disorders. Find out the type & which organs it affects, then obtain information & support from mda.org. Mitochondria are cellular "power plants" that convert fuel from food into energy molecules, particularly important in nerve & muscle cells. http://mda.org/disease/mitochondrial-myopathies/causes-inheritance explains the patterns of inheritance. ...Read more

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What to do if I have mitochondrial myopathy in my skeletal muscles. could it spread to other places of my body?

What to do if I have mitochondrial myopathy in my skeletal muscles. could it spread to other places of my body?

Which one? : Prognosis depends on which mitochondrial myopathy was diagnosed by Chromosomal Microarray, other genetic test or muscle biopsy, as each may affect different organs, with overlap. If your neurologist told you the type you have, please ask about it specifically. If not, seek referral to a geneticist for diagnostic evaluation. See http://mda.org/disease/mitochondrial-myopathies/overview. ...Read more

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