Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Linked to Health Issues
You’ve heard the saying, “Everything is connected.” Now, government research shows a correlation between childhood traumas, a.k.a. ACEs, and health problems later in life.
The Centers for Disease Control conducted a study with Kaiser Permanente that found a link between multiple ACEs and increased risk for health and quality of life issues, including depression, heart disease, alcoholism and more.
ACEs can lay dormant for years until the buildup of stress begins to result in physical and mental issues. If you experienced something stressful in childhood—as two-thirds of the study participants reported—we can help.
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As the number of ACEs increases, so does the risk for:
- Chronic Disease
- Heart Disease
- Risky Behaviors
- Drug Use
You are not alone. Visit with Dr. Goad to learn how we can help you address ACEs to reduce their effect on your body and mind, naturally.
Nearly 2 out of 3 people have had at least one ACE.
Loss of a Sibling or Parent
Emotional, Physical or Sexual Abuse
Family Member in Jail
Emotional or Physical Neglect