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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

Dr. Richard Zimon
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Myopathy (Definition)

Myopathy is a primary disorder of the muscle. Myopathies can be congenital, acquired (often autoimmune) and part of hereditary syndromes. These are typically diagnosed based on clinical presentation, genetic testing, and muscle biopsy ...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 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. There's 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 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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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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Can you tell me what is cerebral myopathy and what are the symptoms?

Can you tell me what is cerebral myopathy and what are the symptoms?

Not clear: Cerebral refers to brain and myopathy to disease of muscle, and brain possesses no intrinsic muscle. Not sure what you are asking. Please clarify, and ask again. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of myopathy?

What are the symptoms of myopathy?

Soreness, pain: Myopathy implies a problem/disease with muscle tissue. Symptoms include muscle pain and soreness, tenderness to the touch, muscle weakness and muscle fatigue. ...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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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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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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Do I have to take medicine for myopathy?

Do I have to take medicine for myopathy?

Myopathy: Myopathy means muscle pathology or disorder. There are many causes of muscle disease, i.e. Many muscle diseases. Whether or not medicine is needed depends on the specific muscle disease. Consider seeing a neurologist. ...Read more