Pediatric Mitochondrial Disease

Pediatric Mitochondrial Disease & Hyperbarics

According to the Cleveland Clinic, Mitochondrial diseases are long-term, genetic, often inherited disorders that occur when mitochondria fail to produce enough energy for the body to function properly. One in 5,000 individuals has a genetic mitochondrial disease.

Mitochondrial dysfunction occurs when the mitochondria don’t work as well as they should due to another disease or condition. Many conditions can lead to secondary mitochondrial dysfunction including Alzheimer’s disease, autism, muscular dystrophy, Lou Gehrig’s disease, diabetes, cancer & more.

Symptoms of Mitochondrial Disease/Dysfunction:

  • Poor growth
  • Loss of muscle coordination & muscle weakness
  • Neurological problems, including seizures
  • Autism spectrum disorder, represented by a variety of ASD symptoms
  • Vision or hearing loss
  • Developmental & learning delays
  • Fasting Blood Sugar
  • Hemoglobin HbA1C
  • Lipid Profiles

Effects of Hyperbaric Therapy

  • Decreased Risk of Infection
  • Reduction in Gastrointestinal Issues
  • Decreased Inflammation
  • Enhanced Nutritional Absorption
  • Enhanced Stem Cell Mobilization & Proliferation
  • Reduces Blood Brain Barrier Breakdown
  • Reduction in Cerebral Edema
  • Minimizes Oxidative Stress

Improve Overall Function

  • Enhance Cognitive Function
  • Lessen Frequency of Seizures
  • Stimulate Better Eye Contact
  • Improve Balance and Walking
  • Enhance Speech and Language
  • Alleviate Spasticity


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