The following links provide information about everything from symptoms to treatments to how to talk to your friends about IBD.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Kids Health)
When was the last time you had a stomachache? It’s normal for all kids to get bellyaches once in a while. But some kids get bad stomach pain all the time. They are tired and even feel like they might throw up. Some of these kids may have inflammatory bowel disease (or IBD).
IBD Concerns For Young People (NACC)
Having Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis may be difficult to handle at times. You can have times when you feel okay, but sometimes having IBD can make you feel ill, confused and miserable. Most young people with IBD experience at least some of these feelings.
Kids and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (CCFC)
Find out about IBD
Kids Coping Strategies Video (CCFA)
Listen to a panel of children and teenagers with Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, discuss how their IBD has affected their lives and the coping strategies they used to manage their disease.
Guts & Glory Walk
The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will hold its first annual Guts & Glory Walk on Saturday, Aug. 4, at Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs to raise funds for research, education and support services within the Rocky Mountain region.
Lynn Walker PhD, is Professor of Pediatrics, and Director, Division of Adolescent Medicine at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Dr. Walker is a behavioral scientist, clinician, and educator. Here she discusses strategies for helping families and children or adolescents deal with managing chronic pain conditions that affect the bowel such as IBS or IBD. Managing pain, going to school, dealing with bathroom issues, and explaining what is wrong to peers are all challenging issues that confront the patient and the family.