Natural Remedies for Cervical Dysplasia

Cervical dysplasia is caused by abnormal cell growth on the surface of the cervix. It is a precancerous condition that is strongly associated with HPV or the human papillomavirus and most common in women under 30. The best way to discover cervical dysplasia is through routine pap smears as it rarely presents symptoms until it has progressed to cancer. Often mild dysplasia will resolve itself without treatment, but moderate to severe dysplasia may require medical treatment to remove the abnormal cells and prevent or reduce the risk of cervical cancer.

 

How can I tell if I have cervical dysplasia?

Dysplasia displays no symptoms, however if the cell changes progress to cancer patients will experience:

  • Abnormal bleeding or discharge
  • Unexplained changes in the menstrual cycle
  • Bleeding when touching the cervix
  • Pain during sex
  • Anemia
  • Pelvic, leg and back pain
  • Urinary problems
  • Weight loss
  • Vaginal, rectal or bladder fistulas

 

How can I prevent cervical dysplasia?

Cervical dysplasia is linked most commonly to HPV or the human papillomavirus. The best way to prevent cervical dysplasia is to use safe sex practices in order to prevent getting HPV. Be sure you also have regular pap smears as they are instrumental in early diagnosis and treatment. Remember, untreated cervical dysplasia can lead to cervical cancer if left untreated.

 

How can I treat cervical dysplasia?

  • Take folic acid. It has been shown that low folate levels are linked to cervical dysplasia while high levels lead to prevention.
  • Eat lots of cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and kale. They have Indole-3-carbinol which may be able to prevent and treat estrogen related cancers.
  • Eat a diet rich in antioxidants. They are known for having cancer prevention properties which is important in patients with cervical dysplasia.
  • Vitamin C is important in the prevention and reduction of cervical dysplasia.
  • Green tea extract contains epigallocatechin-3-gallate which inhibits the growth of cervical cells and studies have shown an improvement in cervical dysplasia in those who use it.
  • Coriolus versicolor is a mushroom that has been shown to cause a regression of dysplasia symptoms.
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