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How do I Take Care of Myself with HPV if I am a Woman?

The human papillomavirus is a sexually transmitted disease that can cause cervical cancer. Sexually active women are prone to acquiring it, especially if they have unprotected sexual practices.

The first thing you should know, if you have been infected, is that there are many ways to treat the human papillomavirus. Once you realize that you are infected with the virus, you need to take steps to protect yourself from additional infection.

Attend regular gynecological check-ups

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You should make sure to undergo regular gynecological examinations, especially if you belong to a high-risk group. Gynecological tests are important for detecting any abnormalities.

Your doctor will recommend the appropriate treatment to treat the virus or to remove warts, if you have them. Do not self-medicate or try to remove warts on your own if you do not know what you are doing.

Have safe sexual intercourse

It is very important to have safe sex, using condoms in each sexual relationship to protect your partner. However, bear in mind that the condom does not provide 100% protection.

Make sure the condom is properly placed before engaging in sexual contact with your partner, this includes oral sex.

It is possible to live with HPV and have a normal life

It is important to remember that HPV is not a potentially fatal disease. Nowadays, there are many treatments that can help you control the symptoms and prevent the spread of the virus.

In addition, in some cases, HPV does not cause symptoms (such as warts), so you can perfectly continue to lead a normal life with HPV.

Strengthen your immune system

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If you have HPV, you are probably already aware of the importance of maintaining a strong immune system.

It is easy to think that the body will take care of eliminating the virus on its own, but that is not always the case. Take care of your diet and avoid junk food.

HPV is a “persistent” virus, which means it can remain in the body for a long time.

And although it does not always cause symptoms or health problems, having an active case can lead to serious complications if untreated, such as cervical cancer and other types of cancer.

Exercise regularly to lower your stress levels

If you have HPV, exercise is especially important because it can help reduce your cortisol levels (the hormone responsible for the physical symptoms of anxiety and depression) and keep them low.

Avoid smoking

Smoking is harmful to health in all aspects and can develop different types of cancer. Additionally, nicotine causes your immune system to deteriorate, and as we have seen, you need to have a strong immune system if you want to fight HPV.

Therefore, avoid cigarettes.

HPV vaccination is a good option

Doctor giving a vaccine to a patient.

Even if you already have HPV, the vaccine could help you suffer from other strains of the same virus, since there are more than 150 strains of human papillomavirus.

In many countries, there has been a decrease in the number of HPV-related cervical cancer cases since women started receiving the vaccine.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that women between the ages of 9 and 26 receive the immunization to prevent contagion and also those who are sexually active aged between 27 and 45 (Gardasil 9).

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.

Click here to see what he did

I wish you great success in your recovery!


Dr. Amy Wilson

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.


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