Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Autism With Dr. Richard G. Boles

Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Autism With Dr. Richard G. Boles

Publication date: Mar 05, 2020

Mitochondria give cells over 90% of their energy. Without proper energy cells cannot carry out their functions. Mitochondrial Dysfunction vs Mitochondrial Disease Mitochondrial dysfunction simply means that the mitochondria are not working correctly. Mitochondrial disease is the term used when the primary cause of mitochondrial dysfunction resides in the mitochondria. Mitochondrial disease is generally genetic. It can be inherited from either or both parents. A special type of mitochondrial disease is caused by mutations on the mitochondrial DNA, and is inherited only from the mother. When the primary cause of mitochondrial dysfunction resides outside the mitochondria, mitochondrial dysfunction is called -secondary” (to something else). Symptoms of Mitochondrial Dysfunction Cellular energy is necessary for the function of all cells, but is particularly critical for nerve and muscle. Both nerve and muscle are important in GI function, thus cyclic vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, poor GI mobility, and other digestive disorders are common. Additional potential complications of mitochondrial dysfunction include chronic fatigue, neuropathic pain, depression, autistic regression, seizures, hypoglycemia, visual and hearing difficulty, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, intellectual disability, and dysautonomia. Mitochondrial Triggers Mitochondrial dysfunction can be genetic, but even then, disease is often triggered by the environment. Viral infections are among the most common triggers of mitochondrial dysfunction. Additional potential triggers are other infections (e.g. lyme bacteria), vaccinations, toxins, anesthesia, and any other significant stressor. In order situations, mitochondrial dysfunction can be acquired. In fact, stroke and heart attack involve mitochondrial dysfunction, whereas cells are receiving insufficient oxygen for required energy metabolism. Many environmental toxins can poison mitochondria as well, including some pesticides. Treating Mitochondrial Dysfunction The good news is that mitochondrial dysfunction in general can be treated. In Dr. Boles’ experience, about 80% of people with mitochondrial dysfunction improve on proper treatment, including people with autism. Of course, this requires a broad-based treatment approach with strong foundational aspects including good diet, supplements, exercise, adequate sleep, avoidance of environmental triggers, and more. Of particular importance is the combination and dosages of specific supplements including the bioavailable form of coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinol), L-carnitine, riboflavin (vitamin B2), vitamin C, alpha lipoic acid, vitamin D, and others. Interview In my radio show interview with mitochondrial expert, Dr. Richard Boles, we discuss all of these topics in detail and he shares his supplement formula created to address the specific needs of mitochondrial dysfunction. Please listen. It’s show #51. Click Here for more details.

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Semantics

Type Source Name
disease MESH Autism
disease MESH Mitochondrial Disease
disease MESH complications
disease MESH neuropathic pain
disease MESH depression
disease MESH seizures
disease MESH hypoglycemia
disease MESH visual
disease MESH anxiety
disease MESH panic disorder
disease MESH intellectual disability
disease MESH dysautonomia
disease MESH Viral infections
disease MESH infections
disease MESH stroke
disease MESH heart attack
drug DRUGBANK Oxygen
disease MESH sleep
drug DRUGBANK Ubidecarenone
drug DRUGBANK Ubiquinol
drug DRUGBANK Levocarnitine
drug DRUGBANK Riboflavin
drug DRUGBANK Ascorbic acid
drug DRUGBANK Lipoic Acid
drug DRUGBANK Vitamin D

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