New York Bio-identical Doctor, John Salerno, M.D.
New York Bio-identical Doctor, John P. Salerno, M.D., at The Salerno Center for Complementary Medicine has over 20 years of experience treating patients. He has successfully changed the lives of thousands of men and women in New York. Dr. John P. Salerno’s primary goal is to help balance the physical, mental, emotional, and lifestyle factors that define healthy living. Dr. Salerno’s approach to healing does more than improve how his patients will generally look and feel, he also helps them regain the confidence and desire to achieve their health goals. These personalized health programs work by correcting imbalances. Each visit incorporates new and exciting foods, therapies and natural supplements. As an osteopathic and functional doctor, John P. Salerno, M.D., incorporates the latest advances in complementary medicine with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs to provide a powerful treatment plan for patients.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy is an Asset to Both Men and Women
Hormones are a liquid chemical that are produced by glands and much like sweat secreting from our pores, the hormones secrete from the glands. As hormones drip into the bloodstream, they travel to the tissues and organs, where they bind to the tissues’ and organs’ receptor sites. When using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, receptors and hormones send messages throughout the body to do certain functions to keep healthy. Healthy hormonal flow keeps us living longer and healthier. Eye-opening health reports from the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Harvard Medical, and Stanford University, have reported that Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has long-term health benefits for both men and women. Amounts of hormones decrease as we get older which creates havoc in our body, along with faster aging.
For many men, when it comes to Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, they think of menopause – or that hormone therapy is only for women. But rest assured, both sexes deal with the pitfalls and challenges of an imbalanced endocrine system that happens with age, which means both men and women can benefit from hormone replacement. Hormone therapy works to reestablish the way the body sends messages to organs to keep them healthy and helps to return hormonal levels to their original strength.
Factors that affect testosterone levels:
- Over-training – Spending excessive hours in the gym releases large amounts of cortisol, which lowers the body’s production of testosterone.
- Zinc deficiency – an important mineral for testosterone production, immune system, and healthy sperm.
- Medications – statins, SSRI’s, and opiates
Symptoms of Male Hormone Imbalance:
- Prostate inflammation
- Memory loss
- Lowered libido
- Low thyroid symptoms
- Low sperm count
- Rapid weight loss
- Breast enlargement
- Erectile dysfunction
- Water retention
- Mood swings
- Adult acne
- Reduced muscular strength
Symptoms of Female Hormone Imbalance:
- Vaginal Dryness
- Hair loss
- Low libido
- Facial hair growth
- Uterine fibroids
- Excessive weight gain
- Dry skin
- Hot flashes
- Irregular/missed periods
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
How are Bioidentical Hormones Better than Synthetic Hormones?
Dr. Salerno cares about what types of hormones are given to his patients. He stresses the importance of using only the finest treatments and therapies at his practice. Synthetic hormones have extra molecules which are not recognized by the body, so they are not broken down as easily by the body’s enzymes. This means that they could stay in the body longer, and over time could turn into toxins or carcinogens. Unlike synthetic hormones, the body has an easier time assimilating bioidentical hormones because they are identical in molecular structure to the hormones made in the body which allows them to be quickly accepted and used. They fit like a lock and a key with the body’s cell receptors, whereas non-identical hormones are often only partially recognized in the body and will take up cell receptor sites that they should not be attached to. Because bioidentical hormones are an exact fit to cells and mimic the body’s hormones, most patients do not experience unpleasant side effects.
Another positive side to bioidentical hormones is that they can be dosed to meet exact and specific needs. Previous forms of hormone replacement therapies prescribed the same dosage to different patients. With Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, each person’s unique levels are taken into account and the exact amount of a hormone that is needed is prescribed. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can improve numerous conditions related to hormonal decline. While imbalances typically occur with aging, high levels of stress and poor lifestyle factors can lead to disproportionate hormone levels. Some age-related conditions that Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can improve include perimenopause, menopause, and andropause. Stress related conditions that can be improved include Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Autoimmune conditions that can benefit from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy include hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’s, Grave’s disease, and fibromyalgia. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy allows patients to regain the happiness of living a hormonally balanced lifestyle that is about feeling better, looking better and slowing down the aging process. While Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is natural, it should still be administered by a trained doctor.
Getting Started with Bioidentical Hormones
To gain insight into your specific condition, John P. Salerno, M.D. assisted by state-of-the-art hormone test results, will suggest a treatment plan. Once a baseline hormone level has been established and all symptoms have been thoroughly evaluated, a custom compounding pharmacy will create a customized dosage based on each patient’s hormonal needs. Upon determining imbalances, the patient will start on a customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program. Dr. Salerno typically prescribes Bioidentical Hormones in topical creams, gels, pills, and troches.
“I highly recommend the Salerno Center for its high quality of complementary medicine and professionalism.” – Tony Robbins
“I had visited with several doctors before being referred to Dr. Salerno. I found that most physicians did not really listen to my concerns, hurried through the appointment, and were quick to write me a prescription for yet another medication. Dr. Salerno took his time and listened to my health history, my symptoms, and my concerns. He does run a great deal of tests because he is a thorough doctor and he looks further than just the obvious problem. I have honestly never felt better in my life and I am now off of all of my medications. I wasted so much time and money on other physicians who didn’t help. I highly recommend Dr. Salerno to anyone who is frustrated with traditional medical care. He changed my life!”
Dr. Salerno’s extensive experience in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has allowed him to see amazing results in the lives of many patients. His goal is to provide his patients with the highest level of care possible. Through the unique combination of science and preventative techniques, Dr. Salerno has forged a “new” way of healing and is invested in helping you become a “wellness ambassador,”. Dr. Salerno gives his patients the tools and conventional wisdom necessary to achieve optimum health. He understands that every patient’s case is unique, and as a result, his treatment approach is to treat the patient, not the disease. To learn more about Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs offered by Dr. John P. Salerno at The Salerno Center for Complementary Medicine, contact his New York based clinic today!
800-775-4902 Ext. 669 to schedule your consultation, discuss your symptoms and decide on a course of treatment for your specific needs.