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Getting Rid Of Mitochondrial Toxicity

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Mitochondrial Toxicity

Lactic acidosis can be fatal. See your health care provider immediately if you have these symptoms. MT may also cause nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy, see Fact Sheet 555 ). It has been linked to kidney damage and hearing loss. Some researchers believe it might also contribute to fat redistribution (lipodystrophy, see Fact Sheet 553 ) in people taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs). How Do ARVs Cause MT? Mitochondria have an enzyme...
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Carnitine and Riboflavin to combat mitochondrial toxicity

Are you using carnitine and riboflavin routinely to try to overcome the possible mitochondrial toxicity that hypothetically may contribute to lipodystrophy? If so, what doses of each are you using?...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
No, not routinely.Alvan Fisher, M.D.... Read more »

mitochondrial toxicity

I've been hearing a lot lately about mitochondrial toxicity and I know one of the most common signs of MT is muscle weakness. I'm 52 and have been positive for around 10 years. My viral load is 15,000 and my t-cell count 450. I'm not...
Thomas N. Kakuda, Pharm.D.

Response from Thomas N. Kakuda, Pharm.D.

University of Minnesota
Gary,Dysfunctional mitochondria in the muscles can lead to a condition known as "mitochondrial myopathy" which manifests itself as muscle weakness and fatigue. The famous cyclist Greg LeMond retired in 1994 due to this disease.... Read more »

mitochondrial toxicity

Which drugs in the na class(including tenofovir)have the least about of mitochondrial toxcity VS. the most,or are they all pretty much the same?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for the question. The issue of mitochondrial toxicity has gain a lot of recent attention. It is clear that mitochondrial toxicity is associated with lactic acidosis, pancreatitis, and certain types of muscle injury; there is conjecture... Read more »

mitochondrial toxicity

if it is thought that some nukes cause mitochondrial toxicities/deficiencies. can these problems interfere with the muscles ability for strenght and growth, ie. the ability to weight train?reason being is that I have had extensive fat loss on my...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There have been some reports of impaired/slowed muscle recovery in the setting of mitochondrial toxicity. In addition, I have cared for some patients who report and have exhibited that phenomenon. It seems to be variable and is often not seen so... Read more »
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