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Abnormal Pap Smear Natural Treatments

Abnormal Pap Smear Natural Treatments

Abnormal Pap Smear Natural Treatments

Natural Treatments for Abnormal Pap Results

Although cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates have declined in the United States over the past three decades, the disease remains a serious national and international health issue

Thanks to the invention of the pap smear test,  precancerous lesions called dysplasia can be detected an diagnosed.  Cervical dysplasia is what they call it when the cells on the cervix are different than what they ought to be.  In most cases, these abnormal cells are caused by the presence of one of the strains of Human Papilloma Virus, or HPV.  Mild cases may resolve spontaneously and can be followed by observation with Pap smears, but cervical dysplasia can progress to cancer.

Standard treatment for cervical dysplasia involves either watching and waiting, or a Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP).  LEEP uses a thin wire loop that acts like a scalpel which cuts away a significant amount of cervical tissue.  This standard surgical treatment for cervical dysplasia may impair fertility and increase your risk of miscarriage.  Not to mention, it does not  address the cause of cervical dysplasia which is often the HPV infection.

You have options!

Your naturopathic physicians at RenŪ Progressive Medicine offer natural treatments for cervical dysplasia, HPV, and abnormal PAP results depending upon the severity of cervical dysplasia.

For all types of dysplasia, natural treatments involve systemic anti-viral treatment through a combination of vitamins, minerals and herbs. By treating the immune systems natural ability to fight disease, we begin to treat the cause. In addition to supporting your body systemically, specialized in-office ablative therapies called escharotic treatments are an effective natural option for many cases of cervical dysplasia and HPV.  Escharotic treatments have a lower risk profile than the the LEEP procedure.

It is important that a woman be informed of her options for managing cervical health. The least invasive, natural, safe and effective treatments that address the cause should be offered. That begin said, there are times when cervical cellular changes are more severe and natural medicine is not an option.  But, in most cases naturopathic options for cervical cell dysplasia and HPV is the safest and most effective option.

What is an Eschartic Treatment?

The use of escharotic or caustic treatments for epithelial cancers has been shown in a few research studies.  This treatment is specific for certain stages of cervical dysplasia.  Escharotic treatment for cervical dysplasia involves the local application of a natural enzyme, bromelain, to the surface of the cervix in addition to a heat application.  The bromelain application plus heat dissolve the top layer of cells on the cervix.  Another mixture of zinc chloride and a plant Sanguinaria is applied to the cervix as well causing the removal of abnormal tissue. This treatment occurs a couple times per week for a few weeks.  Every patient is different and customized treatments are available.

Vaginal suppository treatment
Vaginal suppositories draw infections out of the cervical cells and boast the immune system. The ingredients in the vaginal suppositories can range and each substance has its own medicinal qualities.

Please click on the following link below if you would like to read more of the research behind this article!
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19679625

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