Health Tips for HPV – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 384
InViteⓇ Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Amanda Williams, MPH
Today, I want to talk about a virus that has many different variants. It is one of the most common viruses out there that infects the most people and can potentially become incredibly lethal. This virus is called HPV.†
What is HPV?
HPV stands for human papillomavirus. Studies have shown that is linked to the development of certain cancers, such as cervical cancer and anal cancer. This virus is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States and throughout the world. Every single year, there are 25 million active cases of HPV and about 5.5 million new cases. There are over 100 different variants of HPV and because of this, certain strains of human papillomavirus are more detrimental to our health than others.†
The problem with HPV is that certain strains can cause cancer in the cervix, penis, anus, mouth and throat. This virus can cause genital warts.†
Our immune systems are generally equipped to rid our bodies of this virus, but that’s not always the case. It depends on the strain we are infected with. This is why it is important to understand what we can be doing to mitigate any exposure to any of these 100 strains of human papillomavirus and avoid further problems.†
Factors that may contribute to contracting this virus
We have to acknowledge that having safe sex is first and foremost because we know this is the primary transmission for HPV. We also have to look at issues within the way that the body detoxifies, as well as methylation disorders. Researchers have been able to link folate deficiencies with a greater likelihood of developing cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer. Your B-vitamins are very important, so taking Methyl-B every day would be really wise.†
Vitamin E is also beneficial. Studies have shown that women with cervical abnormalities or cancer have low Vitamin E levels. When the researchers gave these women Vitamin E supplementation, it helped with cervical dysplasia. EGCG from green tea is another nutrient that is very targeted and has been studied in the setting of cervical dysplasia brought on by HPV infections.†
These supplements can also support men who have HPV.†
In this episode, Amanda Williams, MPH discusses human papillomavirus and the risks associated with it. She explains what HPV is and offers recommendations for supplements that can help protect the body from this potentially lethal virus.†
- Findings and statistics on HPV
- Problems associated with this virus
- HPV and cervical dysplasia
- What can leave you more open to developing human papillomavirus?
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