smiling man womanBio-identical hormone replacement therapy (Bio-HRT) is the most natural way to overcome hormone deficiencies and hormone imbalances. Now, there’s a new way to get Bio-HRT from using pellet delivery from Northline Women’s Health Center, the leader in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy in southeast Michigan.

Pellets about the size of an apple seed and made from hormones are placed just under the skin in an outpatient procedure. These pellets slowly release the hormone into the body's fat and then into the bloodstream.

Using pellet delivery provides the benefits of the hormone for three to four months per treatment, making it a convenient option that works well, according to Dr. Muther Alaiwat of Northline Women’s Health Center.

“This tends to be the most effective way to get testosterone, which is important for men and women, especially for energy and libido,” he said.

The pellets are inserted in the buttock area after the skin is numbed with a topical anesthetic, and side effects are minimal. “The insertion site may be red, or bruise, for a few days, but it’s usually very well tolerated,” Dr. Alaiwat said.

Using pellets for Bio-HRT can help avoid the ups and downs of hormone levels seen with other methods of delivery. A fluctuation in hormones can cause many of the unwanted side effects and symptoms that you may experience with hormone replacement therapy.

Bio-HRT with pellet delivery is covered by insurance for men, but not for women. The total cost per procedure is about $400. To find out more about Bio-HRT with pellet delivery, you can request an appointment with Dr. Alaiwat or Nurse Practitioner Sandra Jensen at Northline Women’s Health Center.


Northline Women's Health Center Locations:

15675 Northline Road

Southgate, MI 48195

(734) 282-3600
(734) 282-3603 - Fax

23050 West Road, Suite 210

Brownstown Twp., MI 48183

(734) 362-7000
(734) 362-7077 - Fax