Finding The Right Life Support Option

By on November 6, 2014

After Drafting The Will, Finding The Right Life Support Option For You

Life support system options: Everyone dies, and the fact that you are reading this guide points more towards you are seeing the end of the line in terms of living, rather than you are expecting living for quite some more time.

Although death is a natural part of life, as we learn this at a very early age, with some kids movie even pointing to this “necessity”, it doesn’t make it any easier in terms of parting with your friends or family.

If you want to enact a system now, preparing for any demise you may encounter, whether it be in a couple of weeks, or several years, you will likely be faced with the question that few will be able to answer on the spot.

What life support system options would you want enacted in the case that you are struggling to live?

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Life Support System Options

Most people know what a life support system is, however few know that there are actually several levels, or types of life support system options available.

These systems can either work as short stack applicants, meaning if they aren’t applied ASAP, then you could pass away at any time, and long term applicants.

Long term applicants are like food and water support systems, where the patient could live past a day without the system, however it may affect them in an unhealthy way.

Life support systems can be broken up into six categories, with each category having several distinct characteristics separating them from one another.

  1. The one most popularly seen, usually in medical drama t.v. shows or films, is the assisted breathing support system. This support system provides air, where the patient is restricted from breathing for a number of reasons.
  2. Medical devices implanting food or water into the body through a feeding tube, where a person’s injury or condition prevents the natural intake of food or liquid.
  3. CPR involvement, in the course that you quit breathing, you will be attempted to be resurrected upon a series of compressions and shared breathes with a licensed doctor.
  4. Blood transfusions, where you can gain blood from a donor, in the event where you lose too much blood.
  5. Dialysis follows this method, a treatment that works as a filter for your blood, where the natural functions of the kennedy have been eliminated due to kidney failure.
  6. The  final category is treatment with antibiotics, where pathogens or bacteria have put your body in a critical state, with some chance you may not live.

Which One is Right For Me?

After understanding the somewhat complexities of life support systems, you may wonder which life support system would best apply towards you. For this portion, you should separate the factors into three distinct branches.

This of course should be after you talk to your doctor, as they may have different opinions on which support systems work the best.

You should understand the side effects, how the treatment operates, and whether the treatment has a health increase factor included, or if it just simply “moves you forward” in terms of the game of life.