Friedreich’s ataxia is one of several different types of ataxia with different causes and prognoses. Friedreich’s ataxia is characterized by muscle weakness, loss of coordination, impairment of vision and hearing, slurred speech and curvature of the spine (scoliosis). Frequently, it results in the development of diabetes and/or . There is no cure; however, heart failure The Mayo Clinic defines heart failure, also known as congestive heart failure and/or chronic heart failure, as the failure of the heart muscle to pump blood to the body adequately. In other words, heart failure is not a heart attack, and it is not death from heart disease, which its name might seem to imply. Heart failure is a condition... Read more about this term supplements can help to ameliorate the symptoms because of Coenzyme Q10’s role in cellular energy production and in Coenzyme Q10 Coenzyme Q10 molecules are fat-soluble molecules that are both bsynthesized in the body and ingested in the diet and in supplements. Coenzyme Q10 is synthesized in the body in the same biological pathway as cholesterol. Bio-synthesis of Coenzyme Q10 begins to decline once humans reach their adult years. The reduced production of Coenzyme Q10 cannot be compensated in any practical... Read more about this term defense against oxidative damage to cells. antioxidant Antioxidants are substances that protect the cells and lipoproteins against the harmful effects of free radicals. They are substances that prevent the oxidation of other molecules and compounds. There are two broad categories of antioxidants: enzymatic and non-enzymatic. Non-enzymatic antioxidants are substances like Coenzyme Q10, vitamin C, vitamin E, glutathione, and various carotenoids. Prominent enzymatic antioxidants include catalase, glutathione peroxidase,... Read more about this term
Considerably reduced concentrations of Coenzyme Q10 in the skeletal muscle – up to 75% reduced levels – are associated with a diagnosis of ataxia. Coenzyme Q10 supplementation has proven beneficial in the treatment of both early and later stages of early-onset ataxia as well as in the treatment of adult-onset ataxia [Mantle & Hargreaves 2018].
Ataxia and Coenzyme Q10
Ataxia is the medical term for the loss of control of bodily movement, characterized by difficulty in walking and loss of balance. Ataxia can also affect eye movement, speech, and ability to swallow.