Basic English Vocabulary (ESL&EFL Vocab)
Vocabulary related to Health and Health Problems
|The state of being free from diseases.|
|Illness, sickness, or disease||A health problem affecting the body or the mind.|
|Healthcare||The medical care that people of a society are provided.|
|Health problems||Any physical or mental problem that a person suffers from.|
|Fever||A health problem that a person suffers from when their body’s temperature is higher than normal.|
|Stomach ache||It is the pain that people feel in their stomachs (abdomens).|
|Headache||The pain that people in their heads|
|Backache||The pain that people feel in their heads|
|Cold||A health problem that affects the respiratory system. It has many symptoms such as the runny nose, cough, fever… etc.|
|Cough||A health problem that makes people cough “get the air out of their lungs rapidly”|
|Sore muscle||The pain that people feel in their muscles when they are so tired, carry something very heavy, or when they exercise a lot.|
|Sore throat||The pain that people feel in their throats when they have a cold or a cough.|
|Sore eye||The pain that people in their eyes.|
Ways of saying you are sick:
|I have got a sore…||She has got a ..ache||I have got a pain in my…|
Other ways of saying I’m sick:
- I’m ill.
- She is very sick.
- I’m on my last legs.
- I feel really rough.
Ways to say you are feeling great.
- I feel great
- I feel good
- I’m OK
- I’m a picture of good health.
Types of medicine
|A doctor who studies and treats the diseases of the eye.|
|A person whose job is to take care of people’s teeth.|
|Doctor||A person whose job is to treat people who are sick.|
|A doctor who is trained in general medicine and whose job is to treat people in a local community rather than in a hospital.|
|A person, especially a woman, who is trained to help women give birth to babies.|
|A person whose job is to take care of patients and sick people.|
|Patient||A person who is sick or someone who is receiving medical treatment.|
|A person who is specialized at something.|
|A doctor who is trained to perform the surgery.|