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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Having Tested For Mitochondrial Disease

My current neuro is having me tested for mitochondrial disease.ive had symptoms for last year they just seem to keep coming. Neuropathy in lower legs was first symptom but it s never gone beyond knee level. Over last three days I can t seem to get legs walking right, no extra pain, just feels like I m having to drag them with me. This has never happened before and I m very worried. I will email my neuro in Monday but it s Saturday and I m freaked out that it hasn t gotten better
Mon, 24 Oct 2016
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Hi welcome to the health care magic

For neuropathy usually diabetes and vitamin b 12 deficiency ruled out first and treated accordingly if needed

Your neurophysician might suspecting mitochondrial disease as obvious cause might not be found....

So you can investigate for that using molecular techniques

If needed MRI like investigation useful to do further work up

According to cause further specific treatment given

Take care

Consult neurophysician and follow his advise
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Having Tested For Mitochondrial Disease

Hi welcome to the health care magic For neuropathy usually diabetes and vitamin b 12 deficiency ruled out first and treated accordingly if needed Your neurophysician might suspecting mitochondrial disease as obvious cause might not be found.... So you can investigate for that using molecular techniques If needed MRI like investigation useful to do further work up According to cause further specific treatment given Take care Consult neurophysician and follow his advise