This is a list of vocabulary items related to health and health care.
How to say you are 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)
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.
Eat healthy food.
Brush your teeth regularly.
Sleep early (= don't stay up late!)
Have regular medical check up.
Go on a diet.
dose (of medicine)
shot / injection (give some an injection)
medicine (take medicine)
operation / surgery
doctor / physician
general practitioner (GP)
pharmacy / drugstore /chemist's
surgery (medical operation)
ward (a geriatric/maternity/psychiatric ward)
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