How mitochondria dysfunction impacts illness
Mitochondria produce energy in every cell and organ function of your body. They combine hydrogen from dietary carbs and fats with oxygen to produce ATP and heat. ATP is energy produced for most cellular biochemical reactions. Mitochondria also regulate cellular calcium and allow cells to die and regulate how long they live.
Impairment or defect of mitochondrial function caused loss of energy and organization, leading to genetic and complex illness. Mutation of genes in Parkinson’s patients has been related to mitochondrial impairment. (The Scientist, Feb. 2011: “The Genes of Parkinson’s Disease”) Mitochondrial dysfunction causes DNA deletions in the substantial nigra of a Parkinson’s brain to mitochondrial dysfunction to date. Other illnesses associated with mitochondria impairment include chronic fatigue syndrome. This illness involves several organs and systems; a mutation in DNA is cause by mitochondrial dysfunction. There are hundreds of research papers describing mitochondrial dysfunction leading to DNA impairment in cancer patients. Several neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, ms, epilepsy and autisms are related to mitochondrial dysfunction.