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Which is the mitochondrial disease known as l.H.O.N.?

Which is the mitochondrial disease known as l.H.O.N.?

Lebers neuropathy: Lebers hereditary optic neuropathy http://ghr.Nlm.Nih.Gov/condition/leber-hereditary-optic-neuropathy.

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Dr. Richard Roberts
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Mitochondrial Disorder (Definition)

defect. Small organelles in the cells responsible for generation of energy required for metabolism may malfunction due to mutations in the genes. The most common manifestation involves abnormality in the function of the muscles, other systems may be affected depending on ...Read more


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What is the mitochondrial disease known as l.h.o.n.? How is it treated?

What is the mitochondrial disease known as l.h.o.n.? How is it treated?

Hereditary blindness: LHON stands for Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy. It is inherited from mother to child. Usually a young man loses eyesight in the enter of one eye,and shortly after he loses eyesight in other eye. Women are less often affected. Gene mutations that are responsible for this disease is known. There are no curative treatments. If you carry this gene, you should avoid smoking, alcohol certain drugs. ...Read more

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What is the mitochondrial disease known as l.h.o.n.? How is it treated?

What is the mitochondrial disease known as l.h.o.n.? How is it treated?

Progressive vision: loss occurs as a result of this condition which is the most common known mitochondrial disease. About 45 mutations have been linked to LHON. Although it is the most common, it is nevertheless rare and must be treated at a center with knowledge of and experience with mitochondrial disorders. ...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 are some of the of non genetic or "acquired" mitochondrial disease?

What are some of the of non genetic or "acquired" mitochondrial disease?

Heavy metals: Lead and mercury toxicity, prolonged immobilization and lack of exercise, etc. - those are forms of secondary mitochondrial disease. ...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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I have been diagnosed with mitochondrial disease and have arthritis. Will marujuana every once in awhile help?

I have been diagnosed with mitochondrial disease and have arthritis. Will marujuana every once in awhile help?

Arthritis maybe: At least as far as pain relief, but mitrochondrial disease might be a problem, since cannabis has been shown to increase mitochondrial dysfunction. I would talk with your metabolic specialist before you try anything. There are better meds/treatments for arthritis than cannabis. ...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

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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