Transition of Care: Inflammatory Bowel Disease enparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/Transition_of_Care_Inflammatory_Bowel_Disease_enHD_1.jpgMost teens with IBD should transition to an adult health care provider when they're between 18 and 21 years old. Here's how parents can help them do that.IBD, irritable, bowel, bowels, irritable bowel, intestinal, crohn, crohn's chrons, chrohn's, celiac, crohn's, intestines, digestive, ibd, gastroenterology, adolescent medicine, teens with ibd, young adults with ibd10/16/201710/26/201710/26/2017J. Fernando del Rosario, MD10/07/2017b3aced0b-c6c4-4b88-9957-8067eb5d9d82https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/toc-ibd.html/<h3>What Does It Mean to Transition Health Care?</h3> <p>As teens with <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/ibd.html/">inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)</a>&nbsp;become adults, the health care provider who oversees their care will switch from a pediatric gastroenterologist to an adult provider. Planning for this transition can help teens <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/teen-health-care.html/">take on more responsibility</a> for managing their inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).</p> <h3>When Should Teens With IBD Transition Health Care?</h3> <p>It depends on the person, but most teens with inflammatory bowel disease should transition to an adult health care provider when they're between 18 and 21 years old. Many young adults are going to college or moving away from home at this age. It's important for teens to learn how to take care of themselves and make independent decisions about their health.</p> <h3>How Can Teens With IBD Prepare to Transition Health Care?</h3> <p>Starting as early as 12 years old, teens with inflammatory bowel disease can start to take charge of their health. Parents can supervise, then give more responsibilities as their child gets older.</p> <p>To help prepare for this transition, teens should know:</p> <ul> <li>about inflammatory bowel disease</li> <li>when to get care</li> <li>the names of all medicines, their dosages and when to take them, common side effects, and interactions with other medicines</li> <li>if they have allergies to food or medicine</li> <li>the answers to most questions about their health and medical history</li> <li>how to: <ul> <li>schedule appointments</li> <li>order refills</li> <li>contact the care team</li> <li>manage medical tasks outside of home</li> </ul> </li> <li>the consequences of not following the treatment plan</li> <li>about insurance coverage and to always carry their insurance information with them</li> </ul> <h3>What Should Teens Do Before Going to College or Living on Their Own?</h3> <p>Before moving away from home, teens with inflammatory bowel disease should:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Have copies of their medical records, including medicines, allergies, immunizations, testing, and the gastroenterologist's name and phone number.</li> <li>Find a gastroenterologist close to where they're living and coordinate with the doctor at home.</li> </ul> <p>Teens going to college should:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Contact student health services to coordinate care with their gastroenterologist.</li> <li>Contact the school's Office of Disability Services and talk to professors about accommodations and academic plans in case of illness.</li> </ul> <p>Teens who start a job should:</p> <ul> <li>Tell their employer how inflammatory bowel disease might affect work.</li> </ul> <h3>How Can We Find a Doctor Who Specializes in IBD?</h3> <p>To find a doctor who specializes in caring for people with inflammatory bowel disease:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Ask your current health care provider for list of gastroenterologists.</li> <li>Contact student health services at the college for referral to local gastroenterologists.</li> <li>Go to http://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org or contact your local chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.</li> </ul>Transición de la atención médica: la enfermedad inflamatoria intestinalDepende de cada persona, pero la mayoría de los adolescentes con esta enfermedad deberían hacer esta transición a un médico para adultos cuando tengan entre 18 y 21 años de edad. Es importante que los adolescentes aprendan a cuidar de sí mismos y a tomar decisiones sobre su salud de forma independiente.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/toc-ibd.html/7892b9c1-3bd6-4950-80f9-b177718dc3fb
Celiac DiseasePeople with celiac disease can't eat gluten, which is found in many everyday foods, such as bread. Find out more by reading this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/celiac.html/4f3ae152-bd9f-44f6-b1f2-b08d69188a95
Choosing Your Own DoctorYou deserve medical care from someone who helps you feel comfortable and understood. Get tips on finding the best doctor for you.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/own-doctor.html/85e1c956-7aa1-4181-929e-677acdb33b85
Dealing With a Health ConditionIf you suffer from a chronic illness, you know it can be anything but fun. But you can become better informed and more involved in your care. Here are tips to help you deal.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/deal-chronic-illness.html/c77a2c8d-e05a-428e-b9a3-6478059d2cb9
Digestive SystemThe digestive process starts even before the first bite of food. Find out more about the digestive system and how our bodies break down and absorb the food we eat.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/digestive.html/f2005e0d-6586-4e09-94e7-65388be2bb40
Giving Teens a Voice in Health Care DecisionsInvolving teens in their health care can help prepare them for managing it on their own as adults.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/teen-health-care.html/3a9f2f21-00c2-4755-92cb-a336b5203acf
Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseInflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers to two chronic diseases that cause intestinal inflammation: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Although they have features in common, there are some important differences.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/ibd.html/cb91f77f-42ea-4e8c-ba7b-df35e1cbc35e
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Factsheet (for Schools)What teachers should know about inflammatory bowel disease, and what teachers can do to help students with IBD succeed in school.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/ibd-factsheet.html/f7cf78dd-93fe-47af-a0ab-0eb024316599
Irritable Bowel SyndromeHaving irritable bowel syndrome can make a kid feel awful. The good news is that kids can take steps to feel better.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/ibs.html/f1d5a462-599e-40ac-ad7f-bbe405afa50f
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common intestinal problem that can cause cramps, gas, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation. Certain foods can trigger these problems. So can anxiety, stress, and infections.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/ibs.html/42b47e2e-11e3-47af-96e3-2bd0b67dc7e5
Managing Your Medical CareVisit our center on managing your medical care for advice on how to get involved in taking charge of your health and choosing the right health care providers.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/center/medical-care-center.html/b7f9c27a-9cd3-4460-8d5b-53aeb78aa39f
Taking Charge of Your Medical CareFiguring out health care is part of becoming an independent adult. Here are tips for teens on what that involves, and how to choose your own doctor.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/medical-care.html/68e64ed2-24a5-4eca-8bd4-5e046d46f49b
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