Cervical Awareness Month
Cervical Awareness month is here and we want to use this opportunity to spread knowledge about HPV and cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is really important to talk about; however, it is not the only thing women need to understand how to prevent. Another threat to their cervix is HPV (human papillomavirus). HPV is one of the most sexually transmitted diseases. If it doesn’t go away on own, HPV can cause precancerous lesions or can turn into cancer. It should be a high-priority for women to get regular pap smears in order to prevent predisposed cancers.
WHAT ARE NATURALS TREATMENTS FOR HPV?
When it comes to treatment for both HPV and cervical dysplasia, there are several different natural ways to approach them. The three keys to the treatment plan are to increase the immune system, decrease inflammation and promote healthy cells. Echinacea, Zinc and Green tea are a few options to help immune function and kill the virus. Natural anti-inflammatories like turmeric root, omega 3 fatty acids and bromelain can be a part of the natural treatment plan. Bromelain is an extract derived from pineapple stems containing proteinases. Proteinases have been shown to promote anti-edematous, anti-mestastatic, anti-coagulant, anti-inflammatory, and show fibrinolytic activities. Also eating a vegetarian diet will help increase the amino acid, lysine and decrease the amount of another amino acid called arginine. Lysine has been found to help growth of healthy cells, while arginine has been found to promote replication of all the herpes viruses’ cells.
Another option may be something called an escharotic therapy, which can have an effective natural approach towards helping reverse cervical dysplasia without the complications that may arise during conventional treatments. It usually involves natural nutrients like Bromelain, Zinc, Vitamin A, Sanguinaria and Green Tea. The treatment itself involves an oral protocol and an application in which the substances are applied onto the cervix. It has been shown to help reverse damaged tissues to healthy ones. It is important to remember each patient is different, so the treatment plans should be specialized for each individual. The escharotic treatment is not an option for everyone; therefore, should be based on type of cervical dysplasia and other risk factors.
No matter what, it is wise to practice safe sex, simply have a healthy & active lifestyle to prevent these causes AND always make sure to schedule a PAP before you are due for one.
Contact Moonstone Naturopathic Today to schedule your Individualized plan for HPV/ cervical dysplasia Or To get your Holistic Women Wellness Check Up!