Loose Women star Linda Robson's health woe made her self-conscious around co-stars

Loose Women presenter Linda Robson is always a barrel of laughs when she appears on the show, but she revealed a health woe made her feel self-conscious around her co-stars.SEE: Linda Robson's impressive home with husband Mark is totally unexpectedLinda, 64, revealed she's felt uncomfortable in her own skin since she was 38 when she began suffering from thread veins. 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Linda Robson prefers to cover her legs due to her thread veins"Having loads of hot baths apparently doesn't help either and I hate showers. I also do a lot of running around cleaning because I've got OCD, so it's no surprise that I've developed [thread veins].”READ: Loose Women star Linda Robson confesses very unlikely place she keeps her pets' ashesIt was appearing in Loose Women's ground-breaking Body Stories campaign this year that prompted Linda to seek treatment for her concern. Loose Women's Body Stories campaign prompted Linda to seek help"First I was looking at Kaye Adams, who has the legs of an 18-year-old. Then we all started looking over at Frankie Bridge saying: 'I ain't standing next to her' and I said, 'I don't mean to be rude Frankie, but there's no way I'm being photographed next to you'," Linda said of her insecurities.READ: Linda Robson and Pauline Quirke put 'feud' behind them for epic Birds of a Feather reunion"I felt like a big Oompa Loompa and so much more self-conscious about my body, particularly my veiny legs, than I had the first time we’d shot the Body Stories campaign, before Frankie joined the show."Linda had four sessions of treatment microsclerotherapy to cure her thread veins, treating around 10 veins by injecting them with the chemical sclerosant, which makes them shrivel up and disappear.The treatment isn't permanent, but reduces the appearance for several years, and Linda said it felt like a bee sting.Here's hoping that Linda feels more confident in her own skin now!Like this story? Sign up to our HELLO! 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