The main risk when HPV is not treated is exposing oneself to the risk of developing cancer in the future. And while it’s believed it only affects women, men can also be exposed to this significant danger.
In turn, it’s important to differentiate what it means to treat HPV to control symptoms or reduce risks, from the possibility of curing this infection. Traditional medicine does not have a cure for HPV, and it’s the body’s own system that can combat it (click here if you want to know how).
However, when the immune response has been deficient, the disease far from being overcome may progress. And it’s from this perspective that it usually carries a greater health risk.
Symptoms and Consequences
Many people who had HPV overcame it without needing treatment, as their bodies were able to deal with the virus. Some were even not aware that they had this STI.
But that doesn’t happen the same in all cases. There are situations when there are HPV symptoms, yet are barely noticeable. For instance, some variants of the Human Papillomavirus can cause internal lesions in the anus or cervix.
There are also cases where symptoms are present but are mistaken for other ailments. For example, HPV in the mouth can cause sore throat due to the presence of lesions or oral warts, but not everyone notices it.
There are strains of HPV considered high risk, meaning they can cause cancer. The 52 strain of the Human Papillomavirus is one of those known as high risk.
Its presence in the body can cause cellular changes. This, in the long run, can develop carcinoma, which is a common type of cancerous tumor. A significant percentage of cervical cancer cases are caused by untreated HPV.
In general, not treating HPV can result in cancer, which is noticed when there are symptoms, often when the disease has progressed and is more complicated to treat.
How to prevent health risks when having HPV?
Now that you know that untreated HPV can cause numerous risks, it’s important to know how to increase preventative measures to mitigate it. The first step is not to ignore this infection.
Some individuals, out of fear or embarrassment, avoid getting a medical check-up after clear signs of HPV such as the advent of genital warts.
This could put your long-term health at serious risk. While it’s true that untreated HPV lesions don’t become cancer overnight, the close link between both diseases is significant.
In short, for women, it’s best to have a colposcopy regularly to identify possible cellular changes. And from there, different treatments can be carried out to reduce the risk of cancer. And if you are a man, you should check your genital warts.
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. Amy Wilson. Dr. Amy Wilson, born in the United States, obtained her medical degree from Lincoln University School of Medicine. Specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, she’s dedicated 15 years to women’s health, becoming a distinguished gynecologist and serving in various U.S. medical institutions.