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Clinical trials are essential to discovering and advancing medicine and medical knowledge. When you share your real-life experiences by participating in clinical trials, you are supporting the process of developing medicines.

MitoCanada has created this clinical trial resource to help you understand the clinical trial process, participation and protection protocols, commonly asked questions and addresses common concerns about clinical trial participation.

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The journey to diagnosis can be a long and often worrisome process. When a diagnosis is finally made, it can bring on feelings of fear and concern, it can also  provide relief in knowing the reason behind unexplained symptoms.

MitoCanada has created this resource to help you navigate your diagnosis or a future diagnosis and support you in your conversations with your healthcare team, family, friends and colleagues.

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If you have mitochondrial disease, safe and mindful exercises can be highly beneficial. Exercise can improve mitochondrial quantity and function, improve muscle strength, and help reduce fatigue.

The benefits of exercise extend to every part of the body and improve mitochondrial health.

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For people living with primary mitochondrial disease, some medications have been identified as safe, while others have been identified as potentially problematic and to be used with caution or avoided.

Education Guide - Understanding McArdle Disease

McArdle disease is a rare, metabolic condition that is genetic. It results from changes in your DNA, called mutations, that affect your body’s ability to provide muscles with the energy they need to function. People living with McArdle disease generally experience muscle cramps/pain during regular activities and exercise. McArdle’s is also known as Glycogen Storage Disease Type 5 (GSD V)..

Our muscles need energy to function. That energy comes from our mitochondria.

Primary Mitochondrial Myopathy, or PMM, is inherited. It is usually diagnosed when changes, known as mutations, are identified in the genes of our DNA responsible for creating ATP.

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COVID-19 is very much a part of our world. It is challenging for everyone but even more so for living with mitochondrial disease. MitoCanada is here to help with up-to-date information, resources and recommendations.

Guide de l’éducation 

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Nos muscles ont besoin d’énergie pour fonctionner. Cette énergie vient de nos mitochondries.

La maladie mitochondriale primaire est héréditaire. Elle est généralement diagnostiquée lorsque des changements, que l’on appelle mutations, sont détectés dans les gènes de notre ADN responsables de la création de l’ATP.

La maladie de McArdle est une myopathie métabolique rare d’origine génétique. Elle résulte de changements à votre ADN, appelés mutations, qui affectent la capacité de votre corps à fournir aux muscles l’énergie dont ils ont besoin pour fonctionner. Les personnes atteintes de la maladie de McArdle ressentent généralement des crampes ou des douleurs musculaires pendant les activités normales et l’exercice. La maladie de McArdle est aussi connue sous le nom de glycogénose de type 5 (GSD V).

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Si vous êtes atteint.e de la maladie mitochondriale, des exercices effectués de façon sécuritaire et bien pensée sont hautement bénéfiques. L’exercice peut accroître la quantité des mitochondries et améliorer leur fonctionnement et la force musculaire, en plus d’aider à réduire la fatigue.

Les bienfaits de l’exercice se font sentir dans toutes les parties du corps et améliorent la santé mitochondriale.