Taking Control: Gaining Independence as a Young Adult with a Rare Disease - Global Genes Toolkit Monthly Expert Series Gain knowledge from our guest speakers on topics important to the mitochondrial disease community. Adult-onset mitochondrial disease is typically a progressive multisystem disorder. Even in patients presenting with symptoms mainly in one organ system (such as myopathy), there is often evidence of multisystem involvement upon physical examination and laboratory evaluation.
Mar 16, · In most cases, mitochondrial disease is a multisystem disorder affecting more than one type of cell, tissue, or organ. Because muscle and nerve cells have especially high energy needs, muscular and neurological problems are common features of mitochondrial disease. By their effects on these areas of the body, mitochondrial disorders can cause blindness, deafness, dementia, movement problems, seizures, heart disease, muscle disease, diabetes and kidney problems and can even affect growth and body temperature.
Mar 13, · Mitochondrial disease is a disorder that’s caused by failure of the mitochondria, which results from DNA mutations that affect how someone’s genes are expressed. What do mitochondria do, and how does their failure impact someone’s health?