Kenneth Raskin, M.D. – Chicago Bioidentical Hormone Doctor
As a Northern Chicago Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Kenneth Raskin, M.D. at BodyLogicMD Illinois specializes in Anti-Aging, Functional, and Regenerative Medicine. Working in a clinical practice as an obstetrician and gynecologist for over 18 years, Dr. Raskin has extensive experience in the field of women’s health, and his vast knowledge allows him to provide his patients with highly safe and effective treatment plans. Now treating both men and women, Dr. Raskin has helped countless Northern Chicago patients to achieve life-changing results with his specialized Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine protocols.
- Dr. Raskin Explains Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
- Hormonal deficiencies or imbalances can be caused by a wide range of medical conditions and diseases that may surface in many different ways at any time of life. Kenneth Raskin, M.D. understands that each one of his patients is unique and treats every patient as an individual.
- Dr. Raskin's Treatment Approach
In the past, Kenneth Raskin, M.D. offered his patients traditional methods of hormone balancing as solutions to their age related symptoms and conditions. After learning about the benefits of Anti-Aging Medicine and Bioidentical Hormones, Dr. Raskin began to work on a Fellowship, and he now offers Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to both men and women at his offices in the suburbs of Northwestern Chicago Illinois.
His goal is to help his patients achieve ideal levels of hormonal balance, allowing them to feel as good as they did during their 20’s and 30’s. While Dr. Raskin helps patients to achieve optimal hormone levels, he does not believe in giving his patients dosages of hormones that are not healthy or safe. He understands that hormones given in excess can actually be worse than having deficiencies. Therefore, Dr. Raskin always customizes dosages to suit individual needs and imbalances.
As an active member of a fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and the American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), Kenneth Raskin, M.D. provides practical and comprehensive Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plans and Age Management protocols to patients that are suffering from the conditions and symptoms related to hormonal imbalances. Kenneth Raskin, M.D. has helped innumerable patients to achieve optimum levels of health through his unique knowledge, experience, and treatment plans.
- What is Age Management and Functional Medicine?
Functional medicine differs from traditional medicine in many ways, especially in its treatment approach. At BodyLogicMD Chicago Dr. Raskin works closely with patients on a personal level, acting as a partner in your long-term goal of wellness. For people who are used to a disease model of medical care always treating symptoms as they arise and never addressing the root cause of the issue, this patient-centered approach can take some getting used to. Getting to know patients and understanding the underlying causes or contributing factors to all of their ailments is the way Dr. Raskin is able to provide the most effective treatments to each patient every time.
- How is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Different?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy differs from medication your regular doctor may prescribe for hormone related conditions in a few important ways. The compounds are created from plants, which means that they are natural and safe; also their bioidentical structure matches exactly the cellular and molecular structure of hormones already present in your body. In contrast, synthetic hormones are manufactured in a laboratory and often do not match the hormones they are designed to replenish. Men and women are able to benefit from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy because the body favors natural replacement hormones over artificial ones.
- What Conditions can be treated with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement?
As a Chicago Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Kenneth Raskin, M.D. uses Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to treat numerous health conditions related to aging and hormonal decline, dominance, or imbalance. Some of the conditions that Dr. Raskin uses Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to treat include:
Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome
Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome is often overlooked and misdiagnosed by traditional doctors. The adrenal glands in the body are responsible for producing hormones that help men and women manage stress from physical, social, and emotional triggers. It also helps the body to fight off infectious diseases. When a person experiences high levels of stress, the adrenal glands cannot keep up, and they literally become fatigued. Common symptoms of adrenal fatigue include cravings for salt and sugar, extreme tiredness, frequent infections and minor illnesses, rapid mood shifts, feeling depressed, lack of focus and concentration, and a low sex drive. Maintaining optimal hormone balance in the adrenal glands with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has been shown to treat adrenal fatigue syndrome and promote healthy energy levels in men and women.
Symptoms of Andropause
As men approach middle age, testosterone levels begin to decline naturally. As testosterone declines, men often notice a reduction in libido, reduced muscle tone, weight gain, mood swings, fatigue, hair loss, and erectile dysfunction. Unfortunately, men often feel like they have lost their virility, which often results in self-consciousness and anxiety. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may prove helpful for men dealing with androgen imbalances. By supplementing testosterone, men can regain libido and improve muscle tone, which offers many mental and quality of life benefits.
Symptoms of Perimenopause
Hormone decline in women usually begins around the age of 35, and this initial phase of hormone decline is known as perimenopause. During this phase, estrogen and progesterone begin to decline, and women can experience symptoms that include fatigue, depression, acne, weight gain, mental fogginess, low libido, and irregular periods. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help women to slow down the process of hormone decline by replacing deficient hormones. It can help women to regulate their periods, have more energy, improve mental cognition, lose weight, and increase their sex drive.
Symptoms of Menopause
Menopause results in the decline of ovarian function in women. This reduces the body’s reserves of progesterone and estrogen, which are both essential for many areas of mental, sexual, and physical health. Some of the common symptoms women experience during menopause include mood swings, hot flashes, insomnia, depression, night sweats, vaginal dryness, anxiety, and the atrophy of vaginal and uterine tissues. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can be used to supplement the body with progesterone and estrogen, helping to reduce the symptoms of menopause and reducing the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis.
Insulin is a hormone that works to balance blood sugar in the body, attaching to cells and helping cells use sugar in the blood for important metabolic processes within the body. Individuals with pre-diabetes or diabetes often suffer from insulin resistance or a lack of insulin secretion. For many diabetics Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can be used to supplement the body with insulin to manage and treat this condition.
The thyroid gland is responsible for releasing hormones that control the efficiency and speed of the body’s metabolism. Hypothyroidism, which is often referred to as an underactive thyroid, often causes low blood pressure, cold sensitivity, goiter, weight gain, depression, thinning hair, and lethargy. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may be used to effectively treat thyroid problems, particularly hypothyroidism.
An excessive production of thyroid hormone is known as hyperthyroidism, and this condition can have adverse effects of the heart if it is not treated. In cases of hyperthyroidism, thyroid hormone speeds up the heart rate, which can lead to myocardial infarcts. Other symptoms of hyperthyroidism can include bulging eyes, excessive weight loss, muscle atrophy, nervousness, panic attacks, anxiety, and insomnia. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has been shown to greatly reduce the effects of hypothyroidism and help the body to maintain optimal thyroid hormone balance.
Chicago Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Kenneth Raskin, M.D. has used (BHRT) Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plans to help men and women overcome the signs and symptoms of aging and hormonal imbalance. Vast numbers of patients have been able to regain their health and vitality through the expert guidance of Chicago Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Kenneth Raskin, M.D. of BodyLogicMD Illinois.