Naga Munchetty was diagnosed with adenomyosis in 2022 (Photo: PA)

Naga Munchetty has been hiding the discomfort he is feeling.

The BBC Breakfast and BBC 5 Live radio presenter was diagnosed with adenomyosis in 2021, a condition that occurs when the lining of the uterus grows deep into the muscle of the uterus.

The 49-year-old felt compelled to smile despite the “constant and persistent pain.”

'I've done it all my life: through my GCSEs, through my A-Levels, through my degree and every job I've had,' she said

Previously, she thought that talking about the pain would make her appear “weak,” before changing her mindset.

'No one wants to be seen as weak. I don't think so now.

Naga Munchetty on BBC news.

Naga felt pain during all the work (Photo: BBC)

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'It's much more manageable and because I've spoken so publicly about it, if I'm really struggling, I can say “I'm struggling”, and I know that the people I need to say this to will recognize that I only say it when I really am.

“I don't worry about being seen as someone who uses this as an excuse not to work.”

Getting to the point of getting help was a difficult road for Naga. Speaking to MPs at a Women and Equalities Committee, she said: “Every time I went to the doctor I was told it was normal and that I have a high-level job.

'I wouldn't sleep because I would have to set an alarm for, say, two in the morning, every four hours, and I'd be lying on a towel and I'd have a heavy pad and a super plus tampon and I'd set an alarm to change .'

Naga Munchetty in a neon top with Charlie Stayt in a suit on the set of BBC Breakfast.

BBC breakfast starts at 6am (Photo: BBC)

Naga also has to set an alarm for 3.45am three days a week due to her work at BBC Breakfast, and just how she manages to get an early start is an art.

“There are at least five alarms,” she revealed.

'I have my morning routine – getting up, teething, showering, getting dressed and leaving the house – reduced to 16 minutes. I'm in the office by 4:50am, after morning meeting, makeup, rehearsal and I'm on air by 6am.

Although starting ridiculously early isn't easy, Naga has so much passion for her work that she accepts it willingly: 'No one expects to wake up at 3:45am, but there's never been a day where I didn't want to do my job. .'

Fortunately, Naga doesn't need much sleep and finds that entering the land of the nod at 11:30 pm is enough. In her early days, she didn't even do that at all.

'I haven't party at night since my days at CNBC, which started even earlier when I was a producer. We used to arrive at 3 a.m. and I had been there a few nights, but I was much younger,” she recalled.

Now you wouldn't find her at a party due to her aversion to large crowds and small talk. “I'm always the one who grabs a friend and holds them in the corner for the entire party, and I'm always planning my exit.” The only advantage of waking up early is that she has a ready excuse to leave early.

Naga Munchetty poses for photographers upon arrival for An Audience with Kylie.

All-nighters are not possible for Naga now (Photo: Millie Turner/Invision/AP)

Working on BBC Breakfast and 5 Live (which is tastiest at 11am) requires Naga to be as neutral as possible, which is not something she has difficulty doing.

“The journalist’s job is to facilitate a conversation and get answers.

“I’d like to think that if I’m equally called a Tory beeper and a Labor beeper, then I’m doing my job because people don’t know my politics,” she added.

'I'm a floating voter and I'll always be like that. I don't feel like I'm toeing the line. I think I have a lot of freedom because I don't have to give an opinion or support it.'

When Naga asked her if she ever felt restricted by what she could say publicly, she responded: 'If I met you at a party, I wouldn't start telling you my political views, so I wouldn't put them on social media. It's my problem and that of my friends.

BBC Breakfast airs daily from 6am on BBC One and iPlayer.

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