HPV Complications

The Mediterranean Diet: Another Fad or the Answer to a Healthy Immune System?

The Mediterranean Diet: Another Fad or the Answer to a Healthy Immune System?

Well, it’s September, and a new season of routine, growth and adjustment is upon us. As much as the warm summer months can bring so much joy and peace to us, there is something new and fresh about the summer winding down, and the leaves starting to drop. September is a beautiful time to start …

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So, You've Had an Abnormal Pap, Now What?

So, You’ve Had an Abnormal Pap, Now What?

In 2022, an estimated 14,100 women in the United States have been or will be diagnosed with cervical cancer, caused by HPV. In 2020, over 600,000 women were diagnosed across the globe. While the HPV vaccine has drastically reduced cervical cancer rates as a direct result of preventing high-risk HPV, there are still approximately 4300 …

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Getting Creative: Can We Detect HPV In Sanitary Pads?

Getting Creative: Can We Detect HPV In Sanitary Pads?

In the United States, among other countries, we have a growing public health dilemma. People are not showing up to their regular pap screenings. Because of this, an alarming 52% of cervical cancers are detected in advanced stages. Because early detection of cervical cancer cells via pap smear significantly decreases risk of fatality, detecting cervical …

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Pap Screening Guidelines for Cervical Cancer

The Pap smear is a dreaded appointment for many but, thanks to this handy screening tool, cervical cancer rates and complications from HPV have seen a decline. Increased screening has led to earlier detection of cervical cell changes and with it, led to earlier treatment. Today, Pap smears are incorporated into regular screening for individuals …

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Topical Herbs for HPV and Genital Warts

Genital warts are a common symptom of low-risk strains of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Genital warts are typically harmless, however, they can cause discomfort, irritation, and distress. A lot of people are interested in natural herbs and nutrients to support their bodies against low-risk strains and warts from HPV. Herbal therapies offer attractive treatments for …

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How Does Birth Control Impact HPV?

One question we commonly get asked is how birth control may impact HPV. Birth control is commonly used by women of reproductive age to prevent pregnancy. Today, many also use birth control to support hormonal symptoms like PMS, acne, dysmenorrhea, and heavy menstrual bleeding. Many factors are often considered when choosing a birth control that …

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How the Vaginal Microbiome may be Contributing to your HPV

Our bodies are inhabited by millions of tiny living microbes. You may already be familiar with the living organisms in the gut. Our genitals each have an ecosystem of microbes as well. The bacterial composition of our vaginal microbiome plays a role in our overall health, including simmering infections like HPV. Vaginal microbial diversity and …

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