Conditions and treatments

This section describes two conditions that could leave you unable to make your own medical decisions:
This section also explains four common treatments used for different medical problems:

Unconsciousness -- coma and vegetative state

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Dementia

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CPR

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Dialysis

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Feeding Tube

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Ventilator

Mechanical ventilation

There are two types of mechanical ventilation: invasive mechanical ventilation for breathing problems that are severe, and non-invasive mechanical ventilation for help with less severe breathing problems.

Invasive mechanical ventilation

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Non-invasive mechanical ventilation

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