So why do only a quarter of women infected with HPV end up having abnormal PAPs and worse? Why do we not clear it? I welcome your observations. Mine follow.
A theme I have seen in myself and friends with dysplasia is fatigue and bad diet. Caused by too much sugar (for energy), too much fat in food and then on the body especially in the torso (reflecting cortisol from stress), consumption of foods that irritate our body (can be milk, gluten, corn, and animals fed these foods), not enough sleep, not enough exercise, and too much worry.
All of these factors cause inflammation in the body. Arteries, organs, blood cells. And that inflammation can lead to heart disease, diabetes, and susceptibility to many other diseases.
Inflammation puts your body into fighting mode. Over time, autoimmune problems can take over as the body over-reacts to everything. Psoriasis, thyroid failure, gall bladder problems, liver problems, kidney problems, gum and dental problems, you name it.
And the body can go into give-up mode, getting infected easily by any virus that comes along. Or helpful doctors can put you on immune-suppressant drugs (as I had), and make you a pushover for HPV and worse. (Yes, there is worse.)
No doctor can fix everything for us. I know I have to take responsibility. My goal is to start at the source of all my medical problems, by fighting inflammation. But for me, the struggle is to achieve calm internally. Type A, co-dependent, compulsive about closure... it is so hard to break a lifetime of habits.
What do you do to be calm?