Mitochondrial Myopathies Treatment in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Mitochondrial diseases are neuromuscular diseases caused by damage to the mitochondria. The nerve cells in the brain and muscles require significant amounts of energy. When they don’t receive this energy they become damaged.
Mitochondria are unable to completely burn food and oxygen, thus they cannot properly generate energy which is vital for normal cell function.
Common treatments include physical therapy, vitamin therapies such as riboflavin, coenzyme Q, and carnitine may provide some improvement in fatigue and energy levels.
The prognosis depends on what disease(s) ultimately manifest as a result of this disorder, but typically the diseases are progressive and may lead to death. Onset of mitochondrial diseases can be linked to inherited genetic predispositions.
Symptoms of Mitochondrial Myopathies
- Shortness of breath
- Muscle weakness
- Droopy eyelids
- Limited mobility of the eyes
- Poor growth
- Developmental delays/learning disabilities
- Mental retardation
- Heart, liver or kidney disease
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Respiratory disorders
- Increased risk of infection
- Thyroid dysfunction
Although no cure yet exists, pain relief and management can help the patient’s quality of life.
The disorder can effect anyone at any age. If you suspect you might be suffering from this disease and need treatment, or simply want peace of mind through testing to make sure you are not, schedule an appointment with a Dallas pain specialist today.