Vocabulary - Health and Health Care
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)
- 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.
- Exercise regularly.
- Eat healthy food.
- Brush your teeth regularly.
- Sleep early (= don't stay up late!)
- Have regular medical check up.
- Go on a diet.
- eye drops
- dose (of medicine)
- shot / injection (give some an injection)
- medicine (take medicine)
- operation / surgery
- doctor / physician
- general practitioner (GP)
- pharmacy / drugstore /chemist's
- operating theater
- surgery (medical operation)
- waiting room
- ward (a geriatric/maternity/psychiatric ward)
Factors of good health
Vocabulary related to health
Quotes about health
Jokes about doctors