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by Cristy Balcells

Dysmotility: abnormal contractions of the bowel, which slows or impairs digestive emptying and may cause symptoms such as pain, nausea, bloating, diarrhea, constipation or vomiting. Dysmotility can be caused by abnormalities of the muscles of the intestine (myopathy) or by abnormalities in the nerves in the intestine which control the muscles (neuropathy). For children and adults with mitochondrial disease, dysmotility is common and can be due to muscle myopathy and/or autonomic nervous system dysfunction (dysautonomia).

Feb 27, 2014 Comments: 0
by Cristy Balcells
Too Hot, Too Cold, Too High, Too Low - Blame it on Dysautonomia!
Apr 25, 2011 Comments: 8
by Cristy Balcells
How are cyclic vomiting syndrome, depression, migraines, chronic pain and more related to mitochondrial function? Join us this month with Dr. Richard Boles from Children's Hospital of Los Angeles to learn more about the research surrounding functional disorders and mitochondrial disease.


Nov 19, 2010 Comments: 6
by admin

What is heat intolerance, dysautonomia, and why is it such an important issue for people with mitochondrial disease?

Listen to the recording of the May 2, 2008 meeting

May 06, 2008 Comments: 0
by admin

What is dysautonomia? For many, it is a one word description that explains some of the most troublesome and puzzling symptoms that adults and children with mitochondrial disease experience. The autonomic nervous system functions to moderate and allow adaption of the body to everything in our environment. The autonomic nervous system, when functioning properly, regulates the response to very basic changes such as temperature, walking, sitting, sleeping, eating, desiring, and digesting food, thirst, etc.

Apr 07, 2008 Comments: 6
by admin

April 2008

This month, MitoAction welcomes Dr. David Holtzman to our international toll-free teleconference to discuss "dysautonomia".

Apr 01, 2008 Comments: 0
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