Healthy Living

You Have a Right to Health, so Claim It!

The right to health is described as being the ‘economic, social and cultural right to a universal minimum standard of health to which all individuals are entitled’. This may be a bit of a mouthful, but it means that you, as an individual, deserve to have a minimum standard of health afforded to you. It means that you should be able to live your life day in, day out, without any niggling health issues causing you hurt, stress or complications. It means that you have a right to claim the right to health as your own. But it’s down to you to claim this right. Below you can find a few general instances in which you might have to do so.



First of all, you should know that the medical advances of today’s world are able to combat most illnesses. This could mean they combat them until they are gone. It could also mean that they combat them in a way that subdues them and stops them from getting worse. The point is, the medical advances of today will be able to have some sort of impact on any poor health you re stricken with. And because of this, you should never hold off on receiving a health check. These checks are there to provide you with the right to health that you deserve. But it’s down to you actively seek a check out and to in turn take any advice that the health giver you saw gave to you.


You should also know that your right to health constitutes as you being able to receive emergency treatment as and when you need it. However, again, it’s down to you to get the ball rolling with the treatment. It’s down to you to be able to admit that you have an emergency on your hands. It’s down to you to know where to take the emergency. And it’s down to you to be brave enough to take yourself there. And the need to do this isn’t just localised to walk-in health clinics and the need to sort out general health issues. No, this can also mean seeking emergency treatment when it comes to aspects of your health such as your teeth. If this is the case, then never be tentative to admit that you have a problem with your teeth. Make sure you know where to take your teeth-related emergency; Emergency Dental would be able to help you in this instance. And don’t be scared to walk into the dentistry and tell the professional who is treating you about all your problems, even if they end up being deemed minor.



Nothing should stand in the way of you and your right to health, especially not yourself. So, stop deeming illnesses and injuries that you have as being too minor for a checkup or treatment. Stop feeling embarrassed to take said ailments to your local health giving professional. And don’t accept anything regarding your health stopping your from living by the standard of life that you deserve.


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