Is AHCC a Natural Treatment for HPV?
WHAT IS HPV?
- An estimated 79 million Americans are infected with HPV.
- Each year, 14 million additional people become infected with HPV.
- HPV can be transmitted without intercourse.
- HPV only requires skin-to-skin contact for transmission.
- A condom doesn’t necessarily prevent HPV transmission.
- Men and women can be infected with HPV.
- Most women are screened for HPV during routine tests for cervical cancer.
- There is no de facto HPV test for men.
- There are multiple strains of HPV. Some strains cause health problems such as genital warts and other strains of HPV cause cancer.
- HPV can cause a range of cancers including: cervical cancer, cancer of the vulva, vagina, penis, or anus.
- HPV can cause cancer in the back of the throat (the base of the tongue and tonsils). This cancer is called oropharyngeal cancer.
- The types of HPV that cause genital warts do not cause cancer.
- 95% of cervical cancer
- 95% of anal cancer
- 60% of oropharyngeal cancer
- 65% of vaginal cancer
- 50% of vulvar cancer
- 35% of penile cancer
HOW WAS AHCC STUDIED AS A NATURAL TREATMENT FOR HPV?
- Studied 10 women with persistent, high-risk HPV.
- Each woman took 3 grams of AHCC once daily from 5 weeks to 6 months.
- Half of the women who stayed on the AHCC protocol for 4 months showed a complete eradication of the HPV virus.
- Studied 10 women who had persistent, high-risk HPV infections for up to 8 months.
- Each woman took the 1-gram dose of AHCC.
- 4 of the 9 women experienced eradication of the HPV infection by the end of the study. One patient was withdrawn from the study due to an unexpected pregnancy and noncompliance with the study protocols.
- It took the women in the second study (AHCC 1-gram) longer to eradicate the HPV infection than the women in the first study (AHCC 3-grams).
- The findings from these two studies suggest that daily supplementation with AHCC modulates the immune system to effectively eradicate persistent, high-risk HPV infections.
HOW CAN BE HPV TREATED?
- HPV Treatment for Precancerous Cells The treatment strategies for an HPV infection that indicates that there are cell and tissue changes that could result in cancer, you have the following treatment options:
- Close monitoring: this is recommended when your doctor feels these cells will heal themselves.
- Conization: often referred to as a cone biopsy, this procedure involves the removal of the abnormal areas.
- Cryotherapy: this involves freezing and removing the precancerous cells with liquid nitrogen.
- LEEP: this treatment uses a wire loop to remove the cells.
- HPV Treatment for Genital or Anal Warts Warts associated with HPV can be seen on the cervix, scrotum, thigh, groin, anus or penis. These warts can appear in a range of sizes and can be raised or flat. If you suspect you have HPV-related warts or any other type of STD-related warts, visit your doctor to get a definitive diagnosis.
- Podofilox: this cream is typically used for four weeks and it is effective in eliminating the wart tissue.
- Imiquimod: this cream is shown to boost your immune system and can be effective in eliminating the virus.