For those suffering with Crohn’s disease, it’s often a private and painful battle

Imagine living with intense pain after you eat or drink, or having a stomach bug that never goes away — That's what it's like for thousands of people living with Crohn's disease.

It's a form of inflammatory bowel disease and doesn’t have a cure. It's debilitating and cruel, and many people are very private about it.

Sonya Goins, a Twin Cities woman who’s been living with this disease for more than 30 years, and Dr. Aaron Brosam, who specializes in treating it at Hennepin Healthcare, joined the program to talk about treatment and how people cope with the sometimes embarrassing symptoms.

For local resources, visit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation Minnesota-Dakotas Chapter.

To hear more about Sonya Goins’ story and of those who called into the program, use the audio player above.

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