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Published on Jul 23, 2012
Jenyia is a 9 year old beautiful little girl with Mitochondrial disease and she loves to sing. So her wish is to be famous and she is, now that she is on you tube.
What is Mitochondrial Disease? Mitochondrial disease is a chronic, genetic disorder that occurs when the mitochondria of the cell fails to produce enough energy for cell or organ function. 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. Whole systems begin to fail, and life is severely compromised.
How common are mitochondrial diseases? The incidence is about 1:4000 individuals in the U.S., similar to that of cystic fibrosis. Mitochondrial dysfunction has also been implicated in autism, diabetes, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease.
What are the symptoms of Mitochondrial Disease? "Mito" commonly manifests with devastating symptoms such as stroke, muscle pain, extreme fatigue, and organ failure. Depending on how severe the mitochondrial disease is, the illness can range in severity from mild to fatal.
How are mitochondrial diseases diagnoses and treated? There is no single laboratory or diagnostic test that confirms a diagnosis of mitochondrial disease. Blood DNA and/or muscle biopsies are the best means of diagnosing patients.
THERE IS NO CURE OR TREATMENT FOR MITO ... PLEASE HELP US RAISE AWARENESS