ITV has a number of brand new factual documentaries focused on women which will air on ITVBe later this year.
And MailOnline can reveal that actress Jacqueline Jossa, 29, boxer Nicola Adams, 39, SClub7’s Hannah Spearritt, 41, and The Real Housewives of Cheshire star Tanya Bardsley, 41, will headline the four specials.
Celebrity Health Stories will focus on a different topic close to each star’s heart, with Jacqueline exploring painful periods, Nicola focusing on fertility issues such as IVF, Hannah investigating cosmetic surgery and Tanya delving into ADHD.
EXCLUSIVE: Jacqueline Jossa, 41, leads the stars in new female-focused ITVBe series Celebrity Health Stories and explores painful periods.
Each will be emotional, poignant and personal, seeking to shine a light on serious topics facing women in today’s society and hopefully find answers and raise awareness in the process.
After sharing her excruciating period pain experiences with her 3.2 million Instagram followers, soap star Jacqueline is on a personal journey to explore the painful period condition with medical experts in Jac Jossa: Me & Periods.
In addition to her own medical journey, viewers will see how her period affects Jacqueline’s family, work life and overall well-being. Follow Jacqueline as she meets influencers who are on a mission to educate people about periods in a new way and discover the effects that period stigma has on women.
In the honest yet upbeat piece from ITV Studios Daytime, Jacqueline is determined to play a part in ending the taboo nature of the period, blowing the lid off ‘silence’ attitudes towards ‘being on’ and getting people to start talking. about periods.
Fertility Focus: Nicola Adams: Me & IVF follows the boxer and her model partner Ella Baig through their IVF treatment and pregnancy to motherhood
Parenting: The couple welcomed their baby boy – Taylor Nate Adams – in July after undergoing four rounds of IVF to conceive
Nicola Adams: Me & IVF follows the boxer and her model partner Ella Baig, 24, through their IVF treatment and pregnancy to motherhood.
The couple welcomed their baby boy – Taylor Nate Adams – in July and the emotional film from Rare TV and The Gold Studios captures the most intimate personal moments along the way.
Taylor was born a month premature and weighed just 3lb 14oz after the couple underwent four rounds of IVF to conceive.
As they go through the emotional process, they meet other people in similar situations and explore the hidden difficulties of IVF treatment.
The couple delve into including their own previous harrowing experiences, the prejudices and difficulties faced by same-sex couples trying to conceive through IVF, and the challenges of being a mixed couple undergoing treatment.
Nicola and Ella’s refreshingly honest and open journey to understanding their experiences will help demystify this complicated process as well as provide insight into their fascinating lives.
Just like his mother: Ella had a C-section to welcome baby boy Taylor with Nicola
Cosmetic surgery: Hannah Spearritt: Me & Breast Implants will see the singer and actress investigate breast implant disease following her own augmentation surgery in 2013
Hannah Spearritt: Me & Breast Implants will see the singer and actress investigate breast implant disease and ask important questions about breast augmentation surgery following her own augmentation surgery in 2013.
IS BREAST IMPLANT SICKNESS REAL?
Neither the NHS nor the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognize a single condition called breast implant disease.
However, they provide long lists of potential – and publicly known – side effects of breast implants.
Implants are not designed to last a lifetime, the FDA says, and the longer a woman has the implants in her body, the higher the risk of complications.
Complications occur in about one percent of all patients and can occur at any time after surgery.
In addition to changes in the look and feel of the breast, some potential side effects include pain, infection, swelling or irritation, swollen lymph nodes, skin rash, or bruising.
Reported symptoms of BII include fatigue, chest pain, hair loss and headaches, chills, sensitivity to light, chronic pain, anxiety, brain fog, sleep disturbances, and depression.
The NHS is urging all women who experience side effects to contact the clinic where they had the implant and report it through the official Yellow Card scheme to complete information about the safety of the implants.
Source: FDA and NHS
Alongside her partner Adam, Hannah tries to find answers in this revealing documentary from Twenty Six 03 to a controversial issue still debated among medical specialists and not officially recognized by the NHS.
The couple want to meet women who share Hannah’s experience and bring about a change in how breast implant disease is treated in the UK.
Hannah previously revealed that secret breast work in 2013 led to the “hardest and most traumatic four [her] life’
And the SClub7 singer ended up changing her cup progression from B to C in 2016 because it caused a serious decline in her mental and physical well-being.
Speaking on This Morning in 2018 about what she had secured, Hannah previously revealed that after initially being happy with the results of her implants: “After six months, [my health] started to deteriorate. It started with anxiety and at the time I put it down to circumstances.
“Then things started happening like depression, things like ridiculous panic attacks – just a pile of unfolded laundry would send me into a meltdown.
“I had hair loss, fatigue, memory loss. There was a list of symptoms that goes on and on.’
Believing that structured silicone gel pockets or breast implants were the cause of her distress, Hannah sought medical attention.
“I went for almost every test, everything came back negative, I was told I was crazy, I was put on a lot of medication.
After talking to a specialist in America who diagnosed her with breast implant disease, Hannah decided to have her implants removed and slowly recover.
By telling her own story in this new ITVBe documentary special and raising awareness, the pop star hopes to reveal whether women are aware of breast implant disease research before they decide to get implants.
Living with ADHD: Tanya Bardsley: Me and ADHD will see Tanya open up about these issues and how her life has changed since being diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 39
As fans of The Real Housewives of Cheshire know, Tanya Bardsley was diagnosed 6 weeks before her 40th birthday with ADHD.
Tanya suffered from feeling different from everyone else, but was always told it was due to anxiety and depression. Things got so bad for her that she even considered taking her own life.
The reality star’s son was also recently diagnosed with ADHD, so she’s not only coping with her own diagnosis, but learning to be a mother to a child with the condition.
Tanya Bardsley: Me & ADHD, produced by Monkey (part of Universal International Studios), will see Tanya open up about these issues and how her life has changed with an ADHD diagnosis.
Shedding Light: Each one will be emotional, poignant and personal, seeking to shed light on serious issues facing women in today’s society.
Amanda Stavri, Television Editor, Reality TV, said: “At ITV, we are committed to portraying real-life stories to our viewers in an authentic and truthful way – tackling important issues, busting myths and providing an important insight into creation and inculcation. change.
These four equally brilliant documentaries would not have been possible without the support and bravery of Jacqueline, Nicola & Elly, Hannah and Tanya.
We would like to pass on our thanks to them for sharing their personal experiences to help raise awareness and bring these real issues to light.”
ABOUT ATTENTION-DEFICIT / HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral condition defined by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.
It affects about five percent of children in the US. In the UK, around 3.6 per cent of boys and 0.85 per cent of girls are affected.
Symptoms usually appear at an early age and become more pronounced as the child grows. They may also include:
- Constant shaking
- Poor concentration
- Excessive movement or talking
- Act without thinking
- Little or no sense of danger
- Careless mistakes
- Difficulty organizing tasks
- Inability to listen or carry out instructions
Most cases are diagnosed between the ages of 6 and 12. Adults can also suffer, but there is less research.
The exact cause of ADHD is not clear, but it is thought to involve genetic mutations that affect a person’s brain function and structure.
Premature babies and children with epilepsy or brain damage are more at risk.
ADHD is also associated with anxiety, depression, insomnia, Tourette’s disease, and epilepsy.
There is no cure.
A combination of medication and therapy is usually recommended to relieve symptoms and make daily life easier.
Source: NHS Choices