Mitochondria has it’s own DNA which means it is susceptible to acquire it’s own disease, which could then go throughout the rest of the cell and affect it. The mitochondria appears to cause the most damage to the brain, heart liver, skeletal muscles, kidneys, and the endocrine and respiratory systems.
Mitochondria are responsible for creating more than 90% of the energy needed by the body to sustain life and support growth. When they fail less and less energy is generated within the cell. Cell injury and even cell death follow! If this process is repeated throughout the body, whole systems begin to fail, and the life of the person in which it is happening to is severely compromised.