Katie Price has Botox injections to combat excessive sweating

12th May 2016 by Daryll Baker
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TV personality and model, Katie Price is reportedly having Botox injections in an attempt to curb her excessive sweating.

According to reports, the 37-year-old is having regular Botox injections in order to combat her tendency to over sweat. Ms Price has admitted she suffers from night-time sweats.

During an episode of the daytime chat show Loose Women, co-presenter Katie Price admitted that suffers from the night sweats and feared that she might be starting the menopause early.

“I’m having sweaty nights, I’ve asked these guys, ‘Am I on the change?’ I keep getting cold sweats and I wake up and I’m just soaking wet,” said Ms Price.

Though it is believed that Katie Price does not suffer from the condition known as hyperhidrosis and she is receiving the Botox injections for hygiene and cosmetic reasons.

“The last thing she wants is for her fans to see her hot and bothered on TV. The injections will ensure she looks her best at all times,” a source told The Sun newspaper.

Botox injections can be used to treat hyperhidrosis, a condition which affects approximately three percent of the population. Hyperhidrosis can lead to excessive sweating on either the whole of the body or just specific areas. As the NHS notes, the most commonly-affected areas include the armpits, palms of the hands, soles of the feet, the groin, the face and the chest.

Botulinum toxin – Botox – injections have been licensed to safely treat patients suffering with hyperhidrosis since 2001. When the Botox is injected close to the sweat glands, it works by blocking the supply of the sympathetic nerve to the glands.

However, this form of treatment is not permanent. The benefits may last for up to six months and can be repeated when the excessive sweating returns.

Boosting self-esteem through hyperhidrosis treatment

Whilst hyperhidrosis does not pose a serious threat to a sufferer’s health, it can have negative implications on an individual’s self-esteem and confidence. In some cases, it might even lead to feelings of anxiety and depression.

Having Botox injections can help thwart the feelings of depression and anxiety that some hyperhidrosis sufferers experience, leaving them feeling more confident with improved self-esteem.

As Katie Price admits, having the injections to help curb her excessive sweating will “ensure she looks the best at all times.”

If you suffer from hyperhidrosis or other venous problems, get in contact with Daryll Baker at the Vascular Consultancy.  Daryll Baker is one of the UK’s leading specialists in providing diagnosis, advice and various treatment options for venous conditions.

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Daryll Baker is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital London and Clinical Lead for North Central Region Vascular Services.

He read Medicine at Oxford University and trained in Vascular Surgery in Nottingham, London and Edinburgh. He obtained his research PhD from the University of Wales.

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