Just thought I would post my experience here in case anyone finds this helpful.
Last year I had my first smear test at age 25.
Three smear tests came back with inconclusive results. I was understandably worried about this as I assumed the worst, I went in for a colposcopy and they said it looked like I had HPV. They took a couple of punch biopsies.
Results came back positive for HPV, with no abnormal cell changes.
I was very upset and frightened, I spoke to some volunteers on here and they helped to calm me down but I also decided to go on a mega effort to try and help my body fight the virus.
Here is what I did.
- Stopped smoking straight away - smoking increases the likelihood of cervical cancer
- Took three courses of AHCC (shitake mushroom extract) - there has been research into the potential benefits of this, I read amazed all these amazon reviews and had to try it for myself, I highly recommend this - worth the expense (these can be bought on amazon).
- Very healthy diet - I cut down my sugar intake, avoided trans fats and processed food (mostly - I’m not a saint!), and ate a lot of the following which are good for women’s health in general.
FRUIT - cranberries, apples, grapefruit, peaches, citrus, melon
VEG - dark leafy greens (kale mostly) carrots, broccoli, avocado, sweet potato, cooked tomatoes
OTHER - Oily fish, shrimp, lamb, probiotics, soy, wholegrains
I did this for one year and recently had the smear test again - NEGATIVE RESULTS - no HPV!
I’m very relieved and thought I would share this here in case anyone wants to try these techniques to see if they help.
I feel like the AHCC is going to be more and more popular for treating HPV in the future as it seems to work for a lot of people.
Good luck to all