How Might Supplements Fit into the Overall Treatment of Mito

Dr Christina Liang explores different supplement options for people living with mito and how they may fit into treatment plans.

 

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Mitochondrial Genetics

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Michelle Cao explains the importance of genetic testing, the difference between direct-to-customer genetics tests and why your medical team may not accept their results, along with introducing the process of getting a genetic test in Tasmania.

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Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Mito

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Dr. Christine Wools is a Melbourne-based neurologist who works closely with the mito community. She explores the topic of mito and the gastrointestinal system – the clinical features and management of these.

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Your Hearing

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Katie Tharle introduces Hearing Australia and provides an overview of what they do around the country. She also talks about hearing aids, the different kinds and options, the pros and cons of these options, and the services Hearing Australia offers.

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Understanding epilepsy and seizures in mito

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Prof Mary Kay Koenig discusses the most common seizures found in children and adults with mito, reviews how and why seizures occur, and the treatment and precaution recommendations.

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Understanding genetics and getting a genetic diagnosis

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Emma Celis and Prof David Thorburn break down the complexity of genetics to help you know the different types of variants that apply to mito. They then talk through a range of genetic testing options available and explore how and where to access genetic testing.

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Understanding and managing pain

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Prof Toby Newton-John is a Professor of Clinical Psychology and a practising Clinical Psychologist. In this video, Prof Newton-John discusses why we feel pain, the impacts of chronic pain, and the importance of pain management in maintaining quality of life.

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Understanding the causes of mito to improve diagnosis

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Prof Zofia Chrzanowska-Lightowlers discussed how her team compares healthy cells against cells of people with various mitochondrial conditions to help uncover what causes mito and guide clinicians to tailor management strategies for individuals impacted by mito.

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Understanding and managing fatigue in mito

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Dr Christina Liang is a Neurologist with an interest in neuromuscular conditions. In this video, she discusses fatigue, a common symptom in mito; how and why fatigue presents, and ways to manage energy effectively.

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What to do when you are sick

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At the 2022 AussieMit Community Summit, Prof Mary Kay Koenig describes what happens to your mitochondria when you get sick and discussed how to reduce the need to go to hospital.

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The Australian Patient Care Standards in practice

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At the 2022 AussieMit Community Summit, Prof Carolyn Sue AM discusses the Australian Patient Care Standards for primary mitochondrial disease published in late 2021. These standards were developed by Prof Sue and a group of 21 mitochondrial healthcare providers to guide health professionals to offer the best possible care for people impacted by mito.