I think we have mitochondrial dysfunction as a downstream effect, not mitochondrial disease per se
For lack of proper terms, we could say its similar to mito, but certainly not the same.
I had no actual mito "lab / test" symptoms found. So it was not mito.
Example: Hashimoto is the same no matter what causes it.
The diagnostic test results of both of these examples have definitions.
Note:Mito Drs are usually only found in children's /youth (disease) hospitals.