Dysplasia of the uterine cervix. Epithelial atypia involving part of the squamous epithelium; more common in young women. Cervical dysplasia is now considered a sexually-transmitted disease because of the implicated role of human papilloma virus (HPV) in bringing about tissue changes. It is considered a precancerous lesion, since dysplastic changes often precede malignant transformation. Risk factors include: sexual exposure to men who have HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) and cofactors in development of cervical cancer include: • Smoking • Poor Diet• Long-term Oral Contraceptive Use • Chronic Cervicitis• HSV Infection • Immune Compromise
- Environmental Carcinogens. This is a microscopic finding usually found routinely with a PAP smear. Prognosis is excellent with appropriate treatment. Conventional treatment includes laser surgery, but does not address the underlying causes. Regular PAP smears are essential to monitor cervical status.
Naturopathic Approach to Cervial Dysplasia
A naturopathic approach to treating someone with cervical dysplasia should she test positive for HPV would be natural anti-virals and nutrients to suppress viral replication, along with addressing any co-factors. For example if prolonged birth control pill had been used, and estrogen detoxification may be prescribed. If she had been eating similar to the standard American diet, I may prescribe an anti-inflammatory, high anti-oxidant meal plan. Conditions