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How long can people with mitochondrial myopathies live?

How long can people with mitochondrial myopathies live?

Highly variable: There is a wide range of mitochondrial myopathies, each with its own severity and expected lifespan. Some cause death in infancy, while others have no real impact on lifespan at all. A neurologist and/or geneticist can help you understand the specifics of your particular case. ...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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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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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 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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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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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 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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Female 61, ls heart failure, af thus metoprolol, history lifelong mitochondrial myopathy, pe, oa and nafld. Safe to take rosuvastatin for cholesterol?

Female 61, ls heart failure, af thus metoprolol, history lifelong mitochondrial myopathy, pe, oa and nafld. Safe to take rosuvastatin for cholesterol?

Who knows?: You present a unique group of disorders in which statins have never been tested. Individually, none of your disorders, including your liver disease, are contraindications to rosuvastatin. I would start it and check ck, alt and ast (the known toxicities) at 6 weeks and 6 months. ...Read more

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I have myopathy due to my use of topical steroids for dermatitis. Now i got tired from long standing or short distant walking.What shall I do to cure?

I have myopathy due to my use of topical steroids for dermatitis. Now i got tired from long standing or short distant walking.What shall I do to cure?

Exercise!: Incrementally increase your effort as you endurance improves. Any sporting activity, inlcuding walking is good. But get a heart rate monitor and subtract your age in years from 220 and then multiply this times 0.7. This heart rate will be reached with appreciably little speed, if you are deconditioned. As your endurance improves you will be able to walk faster and farther to achieve that hr. ! ...Read more

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My son 2 y, has mitochondrial encephalopathy he is on lonazepam, keppra, (levetiracetam) biotin, miraqule, brain wise, calcifit, b long, the convulsion not controlled?

My son 2 y, has mitochondrial encephalopathy he is on lonazepam, keppra, (levetiracetam) biotin, miraqule, brain wise, calcifit, b long, the convulsion not controlled?

Intractable seizures: In mitochondrial encephalopathy generalized tonic-clonic seizures are generally amenable to traditional antiepileptic drugs, whereas if there is a myoclonus component, the myoclonus may be relatively refractory to treament and may develop into continuous generalized myoclonus. Have you been told if he also has myoclonic seizures? ...Read more

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What is a myopathy?

What is a myopathy?

Disease of muscle: By definition, this is a problem primarily associated with muscular damage and weakness. Classically, many of the disorders are hereditary, e.g., muscular dystrophy, but others may be autoimmune, such as polymyositis. The term implies focal involvement of muscle, as contrasted with neuropathy, which points to nerve problems. ...Read more

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Can myopathy be cured ?

Can myopathy be cured ?

Depends on cause: Typically muscle disease can be treated and controlled, but many forms are hereditary and resist current therapies. Some of the inflammatory and mitochondrial forms can be also challenging. This is a rather difficult area, which is being researched continuously. A good online source is the US Muscular Dystrophy Assoc (MDA). ...Read more

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What is myoshi myopathy?

What is myoshi myopathy?

Muscular dystrophy: Myoshi is a form a muscular dystrophy usually starting in the calf around age 20, making it difficult to walk on toes. Might benefit from physical therapy. ...Read more

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What to do about myopathy?

What to do about myopathy?

Myopathy = muscle: weakness & wasting from abnormal structure or metabolism of muscle cells. OMIM.org lists 586 genetic defects that cause congenital myopathies. The many disorders that cause acquired myopathies are on clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/neurology/myopathy/. History, family history, physical & neurological exams, muscle biopsy, genetic & other lab studies are needed for diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do you treat myopathy?

How do you treat  myopathy?

Find the cause: Like any disease, your best chance of relief is to find the cause. Find the cause. In the meantime avoid too much exertion which could further damage diseased muscle fibers. ...Read more

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What are the tests for myopathy?

What are the tests for myopathy?

Many: Ck with isoenzymes, electrolytes, magnesium, calcium, serum myoglobins, serum creatinine, urinalysis, complete blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation test, thyroid function tests, ast, electrocardiograph, genetic testing, antinuclear antibodies, electromyogram, mri, muscle biopsy. As you can see there are many tests, but the most important thing is to select a physician that is a specialist. ...Read more