San Diego Coastal Endocrinology, aMC -  - Endocrinologist

San Diego Coastal Endocrinology, aMC

Endocrinologist located in Solana Beach, CA & Chula Vista, CA

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Specialist

Dr. Georges Argoud and the Physician Assistants of San Diego Coastal Endocrinology serve the residents of several Southern California communities and neighborhoods, including Chula Vista and Solana Beach. The doctor is a Board Certified endocrinologist who specializes in the treatment of several different health conditions including polycystic ovary syndrome.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Q & A

What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a condition that occurs in women who are still in their child-bearing years. It is an endocrine disorder that has to do with a disruption in the production and release of female hormones and sometimes results in the ovary developing multiple cysts. It can also be associated with an abnormality of blood sugar metabolism which can lead to a higher risk of developing diabetes later in life. When the ovary is looked at through the use of ultrasound, numerous follicles are present. Follicles are small, fluid-filled areas inside the ovary that are the result of an imbalance of female hormones. While the cause of PCOS is undetermined, the condition can be effectively treated and managed through the use of various treatment options designed to bring the hormones back into balance.

What Treatment Options are Available for PCOS Patients?

Endocrinologists will use different therapies to help regulate the production and release of the various types of hormones that can influence polycystic ovary syndrome. The doctor may also recommend different lifestyle changes that will help to bring the body back into balance naturally. Losing excess weight, eating a healthier diet, exercising on a regular basis, lowering your consumption of alcohol and tobacco, and getting a sufficient amount of rest will help keep the body's hormones in balance without the use strong medications. Hormone replacement therapy or birth control may be used, depending on the circumstances.

What Happens if PCOS is Left Untreated?

Because PCOS is a condition related to hormones, it stands to reason that if one hormone is out of balance, others may be as well. If PCOS is left untreated, the delicate balance will continue to go further and further out of balance and may result in any number of possible health problems. This can include metabolic syndrome, excessively high cholesterol levels, Type 2 Diabetes, abnormal uterine bleeding, irregular periods, excessive abdominal cramping, and cancer of the uterus and other female organs. Women who have been diagnosed with PCOS can work with their endocrinologist to find effective ways to treat the condition as well as restore the body's delicate hormonal balance.

Accepted Insurance

If there are any questions regarding what insurance is accepted, please contact the office directly.

AARP
Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Shield of California
CareFirst
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Community Health Group
First Health Network PPO
GEHA
HealthNet
Humana
KEENAN
Medicaid
Medicare
Mutual of Omaha
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    "I've been here several times for more than two years. I was referred from my doctor, Lara Lee in Escondido. My experience with doctors and staff is great..."

    Javier H.
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    "I had a great experience at Dr. Argoud's practice. I found his bedside manner to be extremely professional and caring. He took a lot of time to answer my questions."

    Dina N.
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