BBC Breakfast's Naga Munchetty "nervous" to share health diagnosis

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BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty has revealed that she was nervous to speak out about her adenomyosis diagnosis.

The presenter recently shared that she'd been honoured by British Vogue for her work raising awareness on the condition, as part of their 25 women defining and redefining Britain in 2023.

Speaking about how she felt revealing her diagnosis with the world, Naga told the magazine that she had been "really nervous" to open up.

However, she added that despite her nerves, the reaction to her speaking out about the condition had been "amazing".

Adenomyosis is a painful condition where endometrial tissue grows into the muscular wall of the womb. Symptoms can include heavy periods, pelvic pain and bloating.

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Sharing an Instagram post ahead of the magazine's release, Naga added that she was honoured to be included in the list.

"Delighted to be part of this - what an honour! Thank you, @britishvogue x," she wrote.

"This year's Vogue 25 honours the remarkable women defining – and redefining – Britain in 2023 across the realms of culture, politics, fashion and more."

Naga revealed she had been diagnosed with adenomyosis back in May, opening up about the condition on BBC Radio 5 and the "constant" pain it left her in.

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"I went through this for 32 years before being diagnosed. Even then, there is no like cure, there is no treatment," Naga told the The Independent at the time.

Despite the constant excruciating pain, the presenter added that she'd often doubted herself over the years, often believing it was just "heavy periods."

"It's almost like you end up gaslighting yourself," she said.

BBC Breakfast airs every morning from 6am on BBC One.

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