Mitochondrial Diseases

Molly Atkinson, Chase Werner, Darius Bookman

How do we support someone with mitochondrial diseases?

Send them to therapy and for treatment avoid stressful activities, make sure to take your vitamins and supplements, and watch their diet. So to make sure that it is healthy and does not make the disease any worse.

How mitochondrial is related to homeostasis?

Mitochondrial quality controls mechanisms and preserves cellular homeostasis. The tight regulation between these opposing processes essential for cellular adaptation in response to the cells metabolic state.

-Elsevier B. V.

How do people live with mitochondrial disease?

It is not fun living with mitochondrial disease and a long process. They have to go to therapy in some cases. They have to take iv fluids, iv medication for nausea, in some cases a g tube which is for drainage from the stomach.

What are the types of mitochondrial diseases?

Mitochondrial disease is categorized according to the organ systems affected and symptoms present. So the types vary and can be called according to the place in which is infected.

What are the treatments for mitochodria diseases?

That they all call be that they are a lot of treatments to that diseases like to be honest i don't know how many there is .

What is mitochondrial disease

Mitochondrial disease result from failure of the mitochondria, mitochondria is in every cell except the red blood cells, mitochondria is responsible for making 90% of energy.

What are some symptomes of mitochondrial diseases?


  • Development Delays
  • Migraines
  • Seizures
  • Strokes

  • Weakness
  • Fainting
  • Absent Reflexes
  • Neuropathic Pain

  • Cramping
  • Weakness
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Muscle pain

  • Renal tubular acidosis or wasting


  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiac Conduction defects

  • Hypoglycemic
  • Liver Failure
Ear & Eyes:

  • Vision Loss
  • Hearing Loss
  • Optic Atrophy
  • Ophthalmoplegia

What causes mitochondrial diseases?

Mitochondrial genetics are complex, and often, a mitochondrial disease can be difficult to trace through a family tree. But since they’re caused by defective genes, mitochondrial diseases do run in families
Dr. Boles - What Is Mitochondrial Disease?

How are mitochondrial diseases related to cellular process?

Mitochondrial diseases result from failures of the mitochondria, specialized compartments present in every cell of the body except red blood cells. Mitochondria are responsible for creating more than 90% of the energy needed by the body to sustain life and support growth. When they fail, less and less energy is generated within the cell. Cell injury and even cell death follow. If this process is repeated throughout the body, whole systems begin to fail, and the life of the person in whom this is happening is severely compromised. The disease primarily affects children, but adult onset is becoming more and more common.