Patsy Kensit admits she ‘needs help’ after unhealthy diet

Patsy Kensit admits she ‘needs help’ after unhealthy diet

‘All I eat is c**p – I need help!’: Patsy Kensit, 54, reveals she’s struggling to maintain a healthy lifestyle after being hospitalised with pneumonia

Patsy Kensit has admitted she ‘needs help’ and is still struggling with her health after being hospitalised with pneumonia last month. 

The actress, 54, revealed she’s still struggling with a chest infection and her unhealthy diet has been helping her feel any better. 

She was responding to pal Davinia Taylor’s post in which she vowed to to eat healthily and ‘reset’ her body in February. 

Patsy Kensit admits she ‘needs help’ after unhealthy diet

Struggle: Patsy Kensit has admitted she ‘needs help’ and is still struggling with her health after being hospitalised with pneumonia last month (pictured on New Year’s Eve) 

Patsy penned: ‘I need help! Working crazy hours outside freezing. Had a chest infection for weeks. All I eat is c**p.’ 

Earlier in the week, Patsy – who has just started working on EastEnders – gave fans an update on her health woes. 

Alongside a snap cuddled up to her cat, she penned: ‘What I welcome home after a long day filming. Next have to wash my face, do my nebuliser for my chronic chest infection, then sleep.’ 

Meanwhile on Monday, she admitted she was still feeling grim, sharing a picture of a bouquet of flowers captioned: ‘I am so lucky to be given these beautiful flowers by my true love this has cheered me up on a rainy London weekend when I am feeling so under the weather,’

Feeling blue: The actress, 54, revealed she's still struggling with a chest infection and her unhealthy diet has been helping her feel any better

Feeling blue: The actress, 54, revealed she’s still struggling with a chest infection and her unhealthy diet has been helping her feel any better

Struggling: Earlier in the week, Patsy - who has just started working on EastEnders - gave fans an update on her health woes

Struggling: Earlier in the week, Patsy – who has just started working on EastEnders – gave fans an update on her health woes

WHAT IS PNEUMONIA?

Pneumonia is a type of chest infection that affects the tiny air sacs in the lungs. 

The condition causes these sacs to be become inflammed and fill with fluid, making it harder to breathe.

Pneumonia is caused by bacteria or viruses, with the most common being Streptococcus pneumoniae. 

It affects between five and 11 out of every 1,000 adults every year in the UK. 

Anyone can suffer from pneumonia, however, at-risk groups include:

  • Babies and young children
  • People over 65
  • Those with long-term heart, lung or kidney disease
  • People with cancer, particularly those having chemotherapy
  • Smokers
  • Those on drugs that suppress their immune systems

Antibiotics or mechanical ventilator use in hospitals also raise the risk. 

Symptoms include

  • Coughing up mucus
  • Fever
  • Chest pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue

In severe cases, sufferers may cough up blood, vomit or have a rapid heart rate.

Treatment is usually antibiotics, which may need to be given intravenously in hospital in severe cases.

Source: British Lung Foundation 

It comes two weeks after Patsy revealed she had pneumonia, telling how she was missing out on a skiing holiday while she recovered. 

She also thanked the ‘hero’ NHS staff who took care of her in her post where she updated her fans and followers. 

She said on social media: ‘No skiing for me as I’ve got pneumonia – so spa and steam and thermals up to my eyeballs…

‘Thank you to the amazing NHS for taking care of me on the 29th of December at A&E in Southport you are the true hero’s of this planet. Health is paramount!’

Well wishes: On Monday, she admitted she was still feeling grim, sharing a picture of a bouquet of flowers captioned, 'I am feeling so under the weather,' while her friends consoled her

Well wishes: On Monday, she admitted she was still feeling grim, sharing a picture of a bouquet of flowers captioned, ‘I am feeling so under the weather,’ while her friends consoled her 

In her post – where she was tucking into some bread and cheese – she was flooded with well-wishers support.

It’s been a busy time for Patsy, who has been getting into character as Lola Pearce’s mum Emma Harding.

The actress, who has previously starred in Emmerdale and Holby City, will make her debut on Albert Square this month. 

Patsy’s character will return to Walford to reunite with her daughter for the first time since she left her with her father at the age of three. 

Despite the appearance being a short stint, Patsy’s time will certainly be eventful as she’ll be part of the emotional storyline that will see Lola lose her battle with terminal brain cancer.

Illness: It comes two weeks after Patsy revealed she had pneumonia, telling how she was missing out on a skiing holiday while she recovered

Illness: It comes two weeks after Patsy revealed she had pneumonia, telling how she was missing out on a skiing holiday while she recovered 

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