Cervical Dysplasia (HPV)
The most common cause for an abnormal Pap smear is the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). HPV is a sexually transmitted disease that comes in over 150 different known strains. Some strains of HPV cause the common wart, some cause genital warts, and some are considered "high risk" because they can sometimes cause cervical cancer.
If you have been told after a Pap smear that you have high risk HPV, low risk HPV, or cervical dysplasia, you may be a candidate for naturopathic care. By supporting your body's own immune system function, natural medicines can help your body fight off the HPV infection and bring the cells of your cervix back to normal. Our naturopathic approach works well in combination with continued follow up care by your gynecologist or other healthcare provider.
We often recommend both systemic herbs and therapeutic doses of nutritional supplements, possibly local treatments of herbal vaginal suppositories, and overall body support with homeopathy in working with patients who have had an abnormal Pap smear.