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Dr. Charles Schuster, the owner of Back to Health Non-Surgical Pain Solutions, which has been operating in the Charleston community for more than 26 years, is working to help people understand that age-related hormone changes can be an issue that affects men as well as women.

Male-related hormonal changes, more commonly called Andropause, causes men to lose 1% of their testosterone per year, on average, beginning around the age of 40. People with imbalanced or depleted hormones suffer from low energy, low libido, headaches, difficulty sleeping, moodiness, weight gain or difficulty losing weight, difficulty gaining muscle and even a loss of muscle mass. As these key hormones, such as progesterone and testosterone go down, it leads to a variety of symptoms that may be relieved through Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT).

Dr. Schuster said BHRT uses hormones that occur naturally in the body to restore health and function in men while relieving symptoms.

“Many people have the misconception that hormone replacement therapy is just for women going through menopause,” said Dr. Schuster. “The reality is that both men and women develop hormone imbalances at various stages of life and testosterone levels naturally decrease as you age. For men, testosterone replacement therapy is a simple way to combat aging and relieve a wide variety of symptoms.”

For men, testosterone replacement may aid in a variety of ways such as sexual development, reproductive function, building muscle bulk, maintaining healthy levels of red blood cells, and maintaining bone density. BHRT can also support the treatment of many conditions including chronic pain, weight gain, healthy aging, anxiety and depression.

Back to Health Non-Surgical Pain Solutions offers a wide variety of pain relief treatments for conditions such as arthritis, back pain, neuropathy, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, as well as shoulder, neck, elbow, and hand pain. The practice is also a Disc Centers of America Spinal Decompression Clinic. Back to Health also specializes in laser therapy and other whole-body wellness treatments. It is one of the only clinics in the area which provides a combination of physiotherapy, chiropractic and regenerative medicine. The business is located at 25 W. Lincoln Avenue in Charleston. For more information about their services, go to www.myback2health.com or call 217-345-9600.

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