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The prognosis for patients with mitochondrial myopathies varies greatly, depending largely on the type of disease and the degree of involvement of various organs.
Mitochondrial myopathies are a group of neuromuscular diseases caused by damage to the mitochondria—small, energy-producing structures that serve as the cells' "power plants."
Although there is no specific treatment for any of the mitochondrial myopathies, physical therapy along with vitamin treatment may extend the range of movement of muscles and improve dexterity.
The symptoms of mitochondrial myopathies include muscle weakness or exercise intolerance, heart failure, deafness, blindness, droopy eyelids, limited mobility of the eyes, vomiting, and seizures