Cervical dysplasia occurs when a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection does not resolve itself. While the body’s immune system is capable of ridding itself of HPV-infected cervical cells for most women, cervical dysplasia could develop for other women, who may have no idea they have it because there are usually no symptoms. When discovered through a Pap test, cervical dysplasia is either left alone, if it’s a mild case or treated through invasive, surgical procedures for more severe cases. These treatments may or may not be effective and could cause more complications. As an alternative, natural options are available to fight off diseased cervical cells.
Why Surgery Might Not Be the Best Solution for You
Cervical dysplasia is when there is abnormal cell growth on the cervix’s surface lining. Conventional treatment usually involves one of two surgeries: conization surgery and Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP). Conization surgery involves a biopsy, in which a doctor removes a cone-shaped piece of tissue for lab examination. In LEEP, a doctor uses a thin, low-voltage electrified wire loop to cut out the abnormal tissue. Both procedures require at least four to six weeks of bedrest. Some complications that may occur afterward include decreased clitoral sensitivity decreased the ability to orgasm and increased discomfort during sex. Surgery may increase HPV infection by creating a new point of entry for HPV to contaminate new cells.
Fighting HPV with Nature
There are natural alternatives to the LEEP procedure and conization surgery. For mild cases of cervical dysplasia, consuming a plant-based diet, along with increased intake of folic acid and extracts from cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli and cauliflower, can treat the problem and even prevent cervical cancer. Folic acid has protective properties to keep normal DNA from becoming infected with HPV. Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) extract is made from cruciferous vegetables and can help the body produce healthy estrogen, which reduces the number of toxic metabolic substances in the body. For more severe cases of cervical dysplasia, escharotic treatment, which involves topical application of a zinc chloride and bloodroot solution to the cervix or the vagina, helps kill the abnormal cells. A scab known as an eschar is formed from dead HPV-infected cells to create an inflammation, which triggers the immune system to send white blood cells to remove the dead cells and the T helper cells into fighting remaining traces of HPV.
Natural alternatives to the LEEP procedure and other conventional treatment options involve no recovery downtime and are less expensive and invasive. Combined with diet, herbal supplements, and other holistic treatments, the natural alternatives could successfully cure you of your HPV-related conditions. Contact us for more information.