PCOS

Naturopathic Doctor located in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA

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PCOS services offered in Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA


Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder that affects sex hormones and metabolism. At Heal SD in San Diego, California, Laura Miramontes, ND, takes a holistic approach to PCOS, leaning on natural and Ayurvedic medicine to rebalance the body. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online if you’re looking for a personalized approach to your PCOS. Telemedicine appointments are available.

PCOS Q & A

What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?

PCOS is a health condition specific to women that occurs when there’s an imbalance in sex hormone production — too much androgen (male sex hormone). The hormonal imbalance affects the ovaries, which are the reproductive organs that make and release eggs each month during your menstrual cycle.

With PCOS, the ovaries may not release an egg every month, or the egg may not fully mature. Without ovulation, you can’t get pregnant.

PCOS is common and affects women of all races and ethnicities but is most common in Asian women, according to current research. You can develop PCOS at any age, but most women find out they have this syndrome during their 20s and 30s when searching for help with infertility.

What causes PCOS?

Researchers are still investigating the causes of PCOS, but there is a connection between PCOS and insulin resistance.

Insulin is a hormone that transports glucose from the bloodstream into the cell to supply energy. With insulin resistance, the cells are less responsive to insulin, and glucose stays in the blood, triggering the release of more insulin. 

High blood insulin levels may increase the production of androgen, leading to hormonal imbalance.

What happens during a PCOS consultation?

You can expect a thorough and patient-centered evaluation when you visit Heal SD for a PCOS consultation. Dr. Laura Miramontes, ND, takes a holistic and integrative approach to care, focusing on your whole health, not just your PCOS. 

During your initial consultation, she spends time getting to know you, asking detailed questions about your health concerns and symptoms. Dr. Laura Miramontes, ND, performs an Ayurvedic physical examination which includes assessing your pulse to determine where the imbalance is in your body.

She also performs an advanced lab evaluation that may include comprehensive hormone testing, advanced cardiometabolic testing, and adrenal stress testing. 

What treatments can help me manage PCOS?

Dr. Laura Miramontes, ND, creates individualized treatment plans for PCOS, leaning on natural and Ayurvedic medicine to rebalance the body. She completed her residency training under the direction of an Endocrinologist, including mentorship training in Integrative Treatment Methods for Infertility for those seeking a complementary approach to IVF.

She provides a detailed explanation of your lab results and treatment plan, which may include:

  • Diet therapy
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Herbal medicine
  • Lifestyle counseling
  • Prescription medicine

At Heal SD, Dr. Laura Miramontes, ND, wants to improve health in every area of your life. If you want a more natural approach to your PCOS, or you’re searching for a more holistic experience, she can help. 

For health in every area of life, call Heal SD or schedule your PCOS evaluation online today.

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