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Author Balcells, Cristy, 1974-

Title Living well with mitochondrial disease : a handbook for patients, parents, and families / Cristy Balcells.

Publication Info. Bethesda, MD : Woodbine House, [2012]


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  616.042 BALCELLS    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xx, 298 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [271]-288) and index.
Contents What is mitochondrial disease? -- The journey to diagnosis and understanding the causes -- Accepting the diagnosis and learning to live well with mito -- Approaches to treatment, including vitamins, supplements, and therapies -- Managing and preventing symptoms -- Children & teens with mitochoondrial disease -- Adults with mitochondrial disease -- Autism and mitochondrial disease: special challenges and the diagnosis debate -- Your mito "survival kit" -- Mitochondrial biochemistry.
Summary LIVING WELL WITH MITOCHONDRIAL DISEASE helps make sense of mitochondrial disease (Mito), an overwhelming and complex group of diagnoses that has grown exponentially in recent years. The most common of all metabolic disorders, thought to be more common than cystic fibrosis and broader-reaching than most genetic diseases, Mito can affect babies, children, and teens from birth or at any point during their development. Previously healthy adults, as well as adults with a history of unexplained fatigue, are increasingly receiving a Mito diagnosis. Some children with autism spectrum disorders who have medical issues such as digestive difficulties and fatigue are also being identified as having a mitochondrial disorder. This guide is the first book about Mito written for patients and their families and helps readers understand how the mitochondria work (they are the powerhouse of the cell, providing energy for the entire body), how people with mitochondrial defects are diagnosed and treated, and how to live well when you, your child, or someone you love is struggling with disabling symptoms.
Subject Mitochondrial pathology.
Mitochondrial Diseases -- Popular Works.
ISBN 9781606130148 paperback
1606130145 paperback
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