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Should I talk to my doctor about my mitochondrial disease symptoms?

The symptoms of mitochondrial diseases are serious symptoms in and of themselves, so you should share them with your doctor, particularly if there is no other reason for their cause. For example, if your child has developmental delays or if your child begins to experience gross motor and weakness problems, you should share these issues with your doctor. If adults experience problematic symptoms after a significant illness, they should share them with a doctor. If doctors think that symptoms are indicative of a mitochondrial disease, or if you have symptoms affecting three different organs, they usually will refer you to a specialist.

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