One of the consequences of suffering from HPV is lesions on the cervix (CIN).
This doesn’t mean cancer. Many cases are harmless and women recover on their own. However, there are exceptions. And if the lesions do not heal, some disease may develop.
Does this mean they can become cancer? Not exactly, but other conditions such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and other anomalies can occur.
What is CIN 1 in Gynecology? Which HPV causes CIN 1?
A CIN 1, or cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, is a lesion on the cervix, caused by prolonged presence of the human papillomavirus. Generally, a CIN 1 is caused by HPV 16 and 18.
It is determined by a biopsy (microscopic examination of a tissue sample) and it shows abnormal changes in cervical cells.
In CIN 1, changes in the cervix are mild, so they are not capable of evolving into cancer, unlike CIN 2 and CIN 3.
But, the problem is that a CIN 1 could evolve into a CIN 2 or 3 if the virus is not eliminated from your body. And subsequently, it could evolve into cancer.
Fortunately, today you have natural medicine available to get rid of the virus and thus also the abnormal cells in the cervix.
How to cure HPV CIN 1?
To cure HPV CIN 1, the key is to strengthen the defenses of the cervical tissue, as there is no determined treatment for CIN 1 due to HPV.
The treatments that are normally used for cases of HPV in women are not recommended for this degree of lesions, they are very aggressive.
We are talking about:
- electrofulguration (electrosurgical excision),
- and conization (removal of a small part of abnormal tissue).
They cause more harm to the tissue, and since lesions heal on their own, these procedures are not necessary.
There are also no medications that directly cure them, but there are vitamins that help the cervix stay strong against the formation of cancer cells. They can prevent the development of multiple cervical diseases.
Such vitamins can be obtained from different foods, it is the best way to provide them to the body. It’s just a matter of knowing which vitamins are needed and where you can get them.
What foods strengthen the cervix?
Foods that strengthen the cervix are those that provide large amounts of folic acid, vitamin C, and vitamin A.
These are the essential vitamins that the immune system needs to protect your cervix, as studies from the University of Alabama in the United States point out.
In their research they were able to compile the following data:
- A lower intake of vitamin C increases the chances of developing cervical cancer by 60%.
- Folic acid deficiency also presents a risk. Low consumption of this vitamin increases the chances of developing cervical cancer by 40%.
- Low consumption of vitamin A also increases the risk.
So, knowing this, we can understand how important it is to obtain these vitamins through diet.
For example, you get folic acid from foods like:
- and tomatoes.
On the other hand, potential sources of vitamin A are:
- cod liver,
- green vegetables,
- red fruits.
And you get vitamin C from:
- all citrus fruits,
- and red peppers.
What is menstruation like when you have HPV?
When you have HPV, your menstrual flow may be heavier, more painful and prolonged than usual. Although this does not happen in all women who have an HPV infection.
In most cases this virus does not cause significant symptoms, but it does cause some changes in periods as we have mentioned.
Heavy bleeding may not seem worrisome, but it actually is. Excessive blood loss can cause you to have low levels of hemoglobin, which in turn will cause a condition called anemia.
Anemia refers to a deficit of healthy red blood cells in the blood due to a lack of iron, which is lost through heavy and prolonged periods. If so, you are likely to feel tired, fatigued and unmotivated.
In addition, there will be presence of constant headaches and in very advanced instances, even heart problems. That’s why it’s important to have a balanced diet.
How long does the immune system take to eliminate HPV?
The immune system takes up to 2 years to eliminate HPV, as long as you have a good immune system. And regardless of what type of HPV you have, whether it is low or high risk.
Remember that low risk ones are the ones that mainly cause genital warts and high risk HPVs are the ones that cause cancer.
These were some tips to help you know how to deal with HPV. However, there is much more you need to do if you really want to get rid of HPV and warts forever.
What you need to do is GET RID OF THE ROOT of the problem.
For that reason, I recommend you to look into Dr. Kirkland's story and how he was able to cure HPV and get rid of warts for good.
I wish you great success in your recovery!
Medically reviewed by Dr. John Wellington. Dr. John Wellington is a board-certified physician specializing in urology. With over 15 years of experience, he is passionate about sharing his knowledge through a popular health blog. Dr. Wellington holds an MD from Ivy League University and is a member of prestigious medical associations.
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