Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
A chronic and potentially fatal disease of the immune system. It is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which attacks a specific type of white blood cells known as T-lymphocytes.
An irreversible, progressive brain disorder that causes memory problems, loss of judgment, trouble concentrating, loss of language skills, personality changes and a decline in the ability to learn new tasks.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
A disease of the nerve cells in the brain, brain stem and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig disease.
A disease caused by uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body including blood cells. Types of cancer include lung, colorectal, breast, ovarian, bone, bladder, brain, pancreatic and melanoma. Hematologic cancer (leukemia) is any cancer developing in the blood.
Chronic Kidney Disease
The slow loss of kidney function over time. The main job of the kidneys is to remove wastes and excess water from the body.
Congestive Heart Failure
A condition where the heart weakens and can’t pump enough blood throughout the body. It doesn’t mean your heart has stopped working or is about to stop working, but it is a serious condition that needs immediate medical attention.
A group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it difficult to breathe. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the most common conditions that make up COPD.
End-stage Kidney Disease
Also called end-stage renal disease, this is the last stage of chronic kidney disease where your kidneys can no longer support your body’s needs.
Interstitial Lung Disease
Any lung disease that affects the interstitium (the network of tissues in the lungs that supports the air sacs). These diseases have many potential causes (bacteria, viruses, fungi, inhaling irritants like asbestos or dust, etc.) and include interstitial pneumonia, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis and asbestosis.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
An autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord.
A progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement.
A stroke occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain stops. If blood flow is cut off for longer than a few seconds, the brain cannot get nutrients and oxygen. Brain cells can die, causing lasting damage.
The above conditions are some of the most common conditions treated. We offer skilled care for numerous other related medical conditions. If you need care for a condition not listed here, please call 812-450-5000
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