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Treatments for Mitochondrial diseases

Treatment List for Mitochondrial diseases

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Mitochondrial diseases includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Mitochondrial diseases: Is the Diagnosis Correct?

The first step in getting correct treatment is to get a correct diagnosis. Differential diagnosis list for Mitochondrial diseases may include:

Discussion of treatments for Mitochondrial diseases:

Although there is no specific treatment for any of the mitochondrial myopathies, physical therapy may extend the range of movement of muscles and improve dexterity. Vitamin therapies such as riboflavin, coenzyme Q, vitamins C and K, and carnitine (a specialized amino acid) may improve function in some patients. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Mitochondrial Myopathies Information Page: NINDS)

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