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The clinical picture of mitochondropathy:


Mitochondrial disease is a disease of the mitochondria. The mitochondria are the power plants in our body cells. Each cell has an average of 1500 mitochondria. Cells of organs with high energy requirements have many more mitochondria. These tirelessly produce the energy carrier ATP (adenosine triphosphate). ATP is the universal energy carrier   of every cell. It enables thinking, heartbeat, muscle strength, kidney function, etc. If a person's mitochondria failed completely, they would have 5 seconds to live. This underlines the importance for energy production. If around 40% of the mitochondria fail, this leads to chronic fatigue and chronic diseases.

Patients with mitochondrial disease are unable to improve the situation with exercise. After physical training, they are completely exhausted, as they increase the anaerobic metabolism even with light exertion. This means that the utilization of oxygen to generate energy works poorly. During exertion, the cell must gain energy from fermentation. This is significantly less effective and quickly leads to lactate overacidification.  Dr. In connection with the physical training, Kuklinski speaks of a “nail in the coffin”!

Since mitochondropathy is hardly known in the medical profession   and the general public, those affected are often misunderstood as hypochondriacs. This increases the level of suffering in these patients considerably!


Diseases and disorders associated with mitochondropathy include:

  • Difficulty concentrating/lack of attention/forgetfulness

  • Depression/ listlessness

  • Anxiety/panic attacks

  • nightmares

  • Bleierner  almost comatose sleep (saliva often runs out of the mouth)

  • mood swings

  • dizziness

  • burnout

  • susceptibility to infection

  • migraines/headaches

  • Morning start-up problems

  • skin diseases and eczema

  • hair loss

  • Nocturnal swelling of the nose

  • tinnitus

  • night blindness

  • Chronic fatigue / sleep disorders

  • Fibromyalgia / muscle and joint pain

  • Heart failure, because 45-50% of the heart weight consists of mitochondria

  • Palpitations/ palpitations/arrhythmia

  • Visual field defects / photophobia

  • Food intolerance / lactose intolerance

  • heartburn

  • Elevated liver function/gallstones

  • indigestion

  • thyroid disorders

  • ovarian cysts

  • chemical hypersensitivity

  • Severe infections such as glandular fever and Lyme disease

  • Alzheimer's disease

  • Prkinson's disease

  • Type II diabetes mellitus

  • Cancer

The list is by no means complete. A more detailed description would go beyond the scope here. In the case of chronic diseases, any existing mitochondrial disease should definitely be clarified. It is a malpractice if, for example, psychotropic drugs are prescribed that increase the nitrostress and an existing mitochondrial disease is not treated as the cause of the mental abnormality!

Unfortunately, these malpractices are the order of the day.

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