We have targeted information for kids, teens and parents
For Kids (Under 12)
For Teens (12-18)
Moving from Paediatric to Adult Care
- Sometimes the type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be hard to diagnose in young people, so treatment will focus on reducing symptoms.
- IBD can delay growth in young people but it will catch up over time.
- Moving from paediatric care to adult care can be a stressful time for young people and it is helpful to start preparing early.
- IBD has little effect on life expectancy and most people with IBD go on to lead happy and fulfilling lives.