Mitochondrial Dysfunction

We all have mitochondria.  The mitochondria in the cells throughout our bodies are responsible for creating 90% of the energy needed to sustain life and support organ function.  This explanation of the mitochondria's function is actually an over-simplification. Mitochondria perform numerous functions while also being responsible for creating energy.  

Mild Mitochonddrial 

Dysfunction

Moderate Mitochondrial

Dysfunction

Severe Mitochondrial

Dysfunction

The healthy function of mitochondria is essential to life-sustaining metabolic processes including: 

  • Regulating ion concentrations critical to intracellular communication

  • Maintain roles in fluctuating lipid levels

  • Synthesizing products necessary for the transportation of glucose and insulin

  • Providing sufficient energy for blood flow to and within the heart

  • Regulating the removal of cellular damage 

In most people, mitochondrial disease is inherited from a parent.  Many conditions can lead to secondary mitochondrial dysfunction including autism, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, muscular dystrophy and Lou Gehrig's disease.

Different parts of the body such as the heart, muscles, brains and lungs which require greater amounts of energy are those that are most affected.  

The treatment of mitochondrial disease varies considerably. Most experts use a combination of vitamins, optimize patients' nutrition and general health, and prevent worsening of symptoms during times of illness and physiologic stress.

 

When diagnosing mitochondrial dysfunction, it is most useful to measure levels of the nutrients that mitochondria require, such as CoQ10 and Carnitine. If these levels are low, providing supplements can repair mitochondrial function and improve symptoms.

Genetic testing, heavy metal testing and measuring detoxification enzymes can be used to test the effectiveness of your body’s detoxification system in relation to your mitochondria health.

Treatments for mitochondrial dysfunction may include:

  • Detecting and treating infections

  • Correcting thyroid problems

  • Discontinuing certain medications

  • Detoxification

  • Diet modifications

  • Lifestyle modifications

To Learn More About Mitochondrial Dysfunction

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