Can Mitochondrial Disease Be Cured.
Many people ask what is or are mitochondrial disease?, one thing which i will want you to know is that all of us have mitochondria and it is this mitochondria that is responsible for generating or creating virtually all the energy needed for an effective function of the organs in the body.
Remember that the mitochondria is the power house in the cell, which means that once it starts malfunctioning, the organs in the body will also start malfunctioning or failing.
This simply means that when any of your organs starts failing, automatically you will become sick and many of the diseases gotten as a result of organ failure can lead to the death of the person.
Now this mitochondrial disease always occur as a result of the failure of the mitochondria to function. The mitochondria is the most important part of the cell, it is found in almost all the cells apart from the red blood cells.
You as a human can not carry out your daily activities without having good amount of energy generated or supplied. And this is done by the mitochondria. Infact the mitochondria generates over 90% of energy produced in the human body.
Which means if the energy generated by the mitochondria is less inside the cell, the organs of the body will as well receive less energy to function.
Now, if the mitochondria continues to generate less energy over a long period of time, the organs of the body will start to fail.
Wow this is a serious issue which needs to be taken serious.
In our body, we have different parts of our body that needs a good amount of energy to function effectively. But there are some parts that needs more energy to function effectively. They are:
1. The Lungs
2. The Brain
3. The Heart
4. The Muscle
Yes these parts of the body that i mentioned above requires more energy to function effectively and they are also the parts of the body that will mostly be affected if the mitochondria starts malfunctioning.
People always ask if there is a certain age or age range which this disease can start affecting you. Well nature made it that when you start getting older, the organs in your body will start becoming weaker. This is a different ball game to the development of mitochondria disease. Though mitochondrial disease also affect children and adult.
Malfunctioning of the mitochondria can affect more than one organ of the body at the same time. Which should be taken serious.
Many people don’t really know when they have these mitochondria disease, they always mistake it to other related diseases because of its different manifestation on different people. All you have to do is to go for diagnoses though mitochondrial diseases are very difficult to diagnose reason being that the way it affects Mr A is different from the way it affects Mr B like i said earlier.
Whenever you start having the following symptoms below, know that you are having mitochondrial disease in your body.
THE MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASE SYMPTOMS
2. Not able to walk
3. Inability to hear
4. Not able to talk
5. Not able to digest food
6. Having seizures
I want to also let you know that you can as well inherit mitochondrial disease and also it can also start on its own by the mutation of mtDNA or nDNA which causes a change in the function of the proteins or RNA molecules that are always found in the mitochondria.
The following below are examples of mitochondrial diseases:
1. Leigh’s disease (subacute sclerosing encephalopathy)
2. Lhon plus (leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy)
4. Autosomal dominant optic atrophy (ADOA)
5. Pyruvate dehydrogenase complex deficiency (PDCD/PDH)
6. Thymidine kinase 2 (TKS) deficiency
7. Diabetes mellitus and deafness (DAD)
8. Myoneurogenic gastrointestinal encephalopathy (MNGIE)
9. Neuropathy, ataxia, retinitis pigmentosa and ptosis (NARP)
10. Mitochondrial myopathy
Mitochondrial disease like i said are caused by the malfunctioning of the mitochondria but there are certain things that can cause the malfunctioning of the mitochondria; they are:
1. Adverse effects of drugs
3. Some other environmental causes
MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASE TREATMENT
Well there is no cure for mitochondrial disease but that doesn’t mean you can not live for more and more years ahead after being diagnosed of the disease. Medication and physiotherapy are used to manage this disease.
For medication, you need to consult a doctor who will advice you on dietary supplement, ketogenic diet and physical exercise.
The following below can be used to manage mitochondrial diseases; they are:
3. Carnitine (Carnitor)
4. Endurance exercises
5. Resistance and also strength training
7. Coenzyme Q10 (supplement)
8. B complex vitamins
9. Thiamine (B1)
10. Riboflavin (B2)
11. Alpha lipoic acid