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How do birth control pills affect the immune system if you have been diagnosed with hpv?

By March 2, 2011 - 5:34pm
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Hi gaby,
You are absolutely right- a healthy immune system keeps you healthy.
Here are a few tips to keep your immune system healthy:
Don't smoke
Eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low in saturated fats
Exercise regularly
Get adequate sleep
Drink alcohol in moderation
Manage stress effectively
If you would like to read more about boosting your immune system, check out this link:
And keep that follow-up appointment in six months!

March 3, 2011 - 6:51pm

Thank you Maryann. I have never had any issues until now... am 36, and have just been diagnosed with hpv . I'm trying not to be alarmed but proactive and glad I found this site. I wasn't sure if n b.control pills would have any negative effect on the cells in my cervix and thus my immune system . I have also read that keeping you immune system in good condition may help the cells return to normal . My next check up is in another 6mos yet I would like add more healthy changes to my lifestyle to be more proactive. My Gyno's response was to do nothing .... Do you or anyone elso have tips for strenghthening the immune system in light of having newly diagnosed hpv?

March 3, 2011 - 5:57pm

Hi gaby,
To my knowledge, birth control pills do not effect the immune system. The hormones, estrogen and progesterone, are the main ingredients in oral contraception or birth control pills.

March 2, 2011 - 6:27pm
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