HRT, Hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is often used to address hormonal imbalances in the body. In the context of hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), there may be a connection between hormonal fluctuations and the symptoms associated with these conditions. However, the relationship between hormones and hypermobility/EDS is complex, and research in this area is ongoing.

Some individuals with hypermobility or EDS may experience fluctuations in symptoms related to hormonal changes, such as those that occur during the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, or menopause. For this reason, some healthcare providers may consider HRT as part of a broader management plan for individuals with EDS or hypermobility.

It’s important to note that the use of HRT should be carefully considered on an individual basis, and the potential benefits and risks need to be thoroughly discussed with a knowledgeable healthcare professional.

Hormonal therapies can have various effects on the body and may not be suitable for everyone. Additionally, there may be other approaches to managing hypermobility and EDS symptoms, such as physical therapy, pain management, and lifestyle modifications.

If you or someone you know is considering HRT for hypermobility or EDS, it’s crucial to consult with a healthcare provider who has experience in treating these conditions. They can assess your specific situation, discuss potential benefits and risks, and help you make an informed decision about whether HRT is an appropriate part of your treatment plan.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) involves the replacement of one or more hormones—oestrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. According to NICE guidelines from 2015, HRT is recommended as the first choice for women experiencing symptoms due to low or fluctuating hormone levels. It has been shown to provide effective relief for symptoms, with benefits generally outweighing risks for most women.