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Monday - Friday

9am - 5pm

50 Asheville Hwy

Brevard, NC 28712

Phone: 828-883-9000

Fax: 828-883-9002

Metcalf Compounding Pharmacy

Hormone Consultation

For more than 20 years, our compounding pharmacist, Kristy Henson, has been meeting the needs of women of all ages through the use of plant-derived hormones that are biologically identical to those naturally occurring in women.

What are hormones?

Hormones are chemical messengers that travel through the bloodstream to cells, tissues and organs. Hormones work slowly, over time, and affect many different bodily processes, including:

  • Growth and development

  • Metabolism – how your body gets energy from the foods you eat

  • Sexual function

  • Reproduction

  • Mood

What does bio-identical mean?

Bio-identical hormones have the identical chemical structure as human hormones, but are made from a yam or soy plant. They are compounded for each person based on their unique biology. Natural or bio-identical hormones produce the same physiologic response in the body as your own.

What are some symptoms of hormone imbalance?

There are several types of hormones within our bodies; including estradiol, estriol, progesterone, estrone, testosterone, thyroid, cortisol, and DHEA hormones. As no two people are the same, neither are our responses to hormone imbalance. Some may experience a few symptoms, while others experience several. The intensity of symptoms can also vary from mild to severe.


Hormone imbalance can cause the following symptoms:

  • Aches and pains

  • Acne

  • Allergies

  • Arthritis

  • Bleeding changes

  • Bone loss

  • Breast cancer

  • Breast tenderness

  • Candida (yeast) infections

  • Chemical sensitivity

  • Cold body temperature

  • Constipation

  • Cramps

  • Cystic ovaries

  • Decreased muscle mass

  • Depression

  • Dry skin and hair

  • Elevated triglycerides

  • Fatigue

  • Fibrocystic breasts

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Foggy thinking

  • Forgetful

  • Hair dry & brittle

  • Hair loss

  • Headaches/migraines

  • Heart palpitations

  • Hot flashes

  • Incontinence

  • Increased facial or body hair

  • Infertility

  • Irritability

  • Low blood pressure

  • Low libido

  • Memory lapses

  • Nails breaking or brittle

  • Nervous

  • Night sweats

  • Oily skin

  • PMS/mood swings

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Slowed reflexes

  • Stress

  • Sugar cravings

  • Swelling/puffy eyes/face

  • Tearful

  • Thinning skin

  • Uterine fibroids

  • Vaginal dryness

  • Water retention

  • Weight gain

How do I balance my hormones?

Our pharmacist will work with you and your doctor to:

  • Measure hormone levels

  • Evaluate your lab results and health history

  • Determine the best treatment strategy

  • Customize a bio-identical replacement therapy to meet your needs


To initiate the process for a hormone consultation at Metcalf Compounding, please call the pharmacy at 828-883-9000 for pricing and information.

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