Cervical Dysplasia (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia or CIN) is a premalignant, abnormal growth of cervical tissue, it is a pre-cancerous condition which indicates that the cells of the cervix are changing and may eventually become cancerous if left untreated. Often this condition is asymptomatic and only occasionally may cause abnormal bleeding or spotting after sex.
The cell changes are detected by a pap smear and the severity of the condition is graded in classifications, a CIN 1 being the lowest and a CIN 3 the highest graded. It is most common in women aged between 30 and 40.
Do to the serious nature of this condition it is our duty of care to recommend that you make a consultation with a Healthcare professional who can take your full case history and provide you with the support and advice you require. A Naturopath can tailor make a regime to suit your needs, follow up and support any medical advice and take a case history which includes family history, personal history, reproductive history, diet, lifestyle, medications and supplementation.
Folic acid is needed in the body to regulate cell differentiation, formation and maturation of new red blood cells, growth, enzymes, cognitive function tissue repair, nervous system integrity and for the health of the hair, skin and nails. The recommended daily intake of Folic acid for adults is 400mcg and the therapeutic dosage is 1000-5000mcg/ daily. Folic acid is essentially non toxic and some medical practitioners will recommend up to 5000-10000mcg/ day with no ill effects for the treatment of many conditions including cervical dysplasia.