What’s the real deal about life support in hospitals?

In a world where health care providers must constantly monitor every inch of every person’s body, it can be overwhelming to know how long you’re going to live and how many days you’re likely to live.

But if you’ve ever been on life support and been told your life expectancy is only 30 days, then you’ve certainly seen what it can mean for your loved ones.

Here’s what you need to know about life-sustaining technologies and how they work.