Our mission at ACV Health is to provide comprehensive care to those who need it in a convenient and welcoming environment. We are located only 20 minutes from Live Oak, Perry, Madison and Mayo.
To work toward our mission of accessible healthcare, we have provided a number of free ACV Health resources to help you live a healthy, active life. We hope you take advantage of these blog posts, articles and other materials provided by our experienced healthcare team and partners.
Many adults take the act of eating and swallowing for granted. For those with dysphagia, however, swallowing becomes difficult and painful, and eating can be a real struggle. Dysphagia is the medical term for difficulty swallowing. Although occasional swallowing difficulties are normal from time to time, such as eating too quickly or not chewing well enough, persistent dysphagia is cause for concern and may require medical treatment.
Managing multiple prescriptions at the same time can be challenging. It’s vitally important, however, to take the right doses, as prescribed, at the right time. Even if you are only taking one prescription, proper medication safety can be a matter of life and death. Here are a few simple tips to help you manage your medications and protect your health.
A stroke can happen to anyone at any time, regardless of age or health status. In the United States, strokes are the number five cause of death annually and are a leading cause of disability. While many people associate strokes with heart health, it’s a condition more closely related to the health of the brain.
Your genes determine factors like your hair and eye color, the shape of your nose and your body type. You might even have the same laugh as your mother or walk with the same gait as your father. While these types of things are easily seen by the naked eye, certain medical conditions your family members had may not be so easy to determine from just a glance.
Herpes zoster — commonly known as shingles — is a painful rash caused by the same virus that is responsible for chicken pox, a disease most commonly seen in children. After the chicken pox resolve, the virus stays in the body in a dormant, “comatose” condition. For many, years later, the virus “wakes up” and produces a new rash, and with it, the potential for complication.