HPV, Human Papilloma Virus, is considered a sexually transmitted virus that can lead to damaged cervix, genital warts and cervical cancer, anal and oral cancers, although not all transmitions are sexual. More than 1 out of 4 women in the United States, ages 14 to 59, have been infected with genital HPV. As many as 20-40 million Americans have HPV currently, with 6.2 million new cases occurring every year. This virus causes invasive cancer of the cervix in an estimated 11,500 women and kills more than 3,500 annually in the U.S. It is also a disease that is found in men as well.
What is the difference between “High-Risk” and “Low-Risk” HPV?
There are more than 100 different strains or types of HPV. Approximately 30 of these viruses are sexually transmitted, and they can infect the genital area of men and women. There are 14 HPV virus types that are called “high-risk” types. These may cause abnormal Pap tests. They may also lead to cancer of the cervix, vulva, vagina, anus, or penis. There are 11 HPV virus types that are called “low-risk” type because they typically only cause mild Pap test abnormalities or genital warts.
Non Invasive Treatment
At our center I use an herbal protocol for reversing the effects of HPV on the cervix. There may be obstacles that need to be addressed that can interfere or prevent healing of the HPV infection. Causes that can prevent healing include prescription hormones, food sensitivities, environmental exposures to toxins, cigarette smoking, lack of exercise and others.
For more information, make an appointment with Sherry. The herbal treatment was developed as a prescription vaginal/topical application. It is a topical gel that speeds the process of healing of the cervical cells. As this gel is NOT FDA approved for OTC use, it is a prescription. This has been a valuable tool that has helped many of my patients battling HPV conditions. I have seen miraculous healing and progress in patients with this protocol.