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New Vocabulary. Learn "Health and Health Care"

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This is a list of vocabulary items related to health and health care.


How to say you are ill

I'm ill.

I feel really rough.

I'm shattered (meaning tired out or exhausted)

I'm on my last legs (to be very tired, especially after a lot of physical activity or work. It also means to be going to die soon - 'the old man is on his last leg').

I feel / look poorly / peaky / rough / bloody awful.

I feel / look like death warmed up (very ill or appearing very sickly - Poor thing! She looks like death warmed up)


How to say you are feeling OK

I am alive and kicking (to continue to be well, healthy or successful - Don't worry about your grandfather; he is alive and kicking)

I feel good (used to talk about emotional state)

I feel great / well

He is a picture of (good) health (to be in a very healthy condition - The doctor told him that he is a picture of good health)

She is hale and hearty (to be in a good health - In spite of her old age, she looks hale and hearty)




Health problems

I have a headache / toothache / backache / stomachache / earache...

I have a pain in my back / tooth / head...

I have a broken / sprained / twist an ankle / wrist.

I have a flu / cold / runny nose / fever / high temperature / sore throat

I feel sick. I'm feeling nauseous.

I have a bruise / cut / graze / wound.


Health advice

Exercise regularly.

Eat healthy food.

Brush your teeth regularly.

Sleep early (= don't stay up late!)

Have regular medical check up.

Relax.

Go on a diet.


Medicines

eye drops

cream

syringe

syrup

bandage

dose (of medicine)

drugs

shot / injection (give some an injection)

medicine (take medicine)

pain-killer

pill

plaster

tablet

tranquilizer


Treatment

check-up

diagnosis

operation / surgery

prescription


People

ophthalmologist

dentist

doctor / physician

general practitioner (GP)

midwife

nurse

patient

specialist

surgeon


Places

doctor's

pharmacy / drugstore /chemist's

hospital

operating theater

surgery (medical operation)

waiting room

ward (a geriatric/maternity/psychiatric ward)

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