She’s the calm, collected and authoritative voice of BBC Breakfast.
But behind her polished exterior, Naga Munchetty has spent years battling a little-known condition that has at times left her screaming in agony.
The broadcaster, 48, has told of her decades-long fight with adenomyosis – a womb condition similar to endometriosis – the pain of which is so intense her husband had to call an ambulance for her at the weekend.
But what is adenomyosis?How is it caused? What are the symptoms? And how is it different to endometriosis?
Here, MailOnline breaks down everything you need to know.
BBC presenter Naga Munchetty today opened up about her struggles with the debilitating womb condition adenomyosis
She told listeners on BBC Radio 5 Live how she suffered a flare-up of her adenomyosis over the weekend, which got so bad that her husband (pictured above in April) called an ambulance for her
It’s not known exactly why adenomyosis happens.But the NHS notes it is ‘likely’ that women with adenomyosis ‘have a predisposition due to their genes, immune system and hormones’
What is adenomyosis?
Adenomyosis is a condition where the lining of the womb — the endometrium — buries deep in the muscular wall of the uterus.
The displaced tissue continues to act normally — thickening, breaking down and bleeding — during each menstrual cycle.
This can result in an enlarged uterus and painful, heavy periods.