For someone who lives with mitochondrial disease, understanding the “big picture” is important.
Dr. Koenig will explore the importance of caring for the whole patient when managing mitochondrial disease. How does each organ system affect others when looking at the “whole” person? For example, can treating anemia improve sleep? Can appropriate management of epilepsy improve a child’s ability to learn and attend school?
Naturally, the symptoms and issues related to one’s mitochondrial disease diagnosis are not isolated to one part of the body, and consideration of the impact that these symptoms have on the “whole person” is important.